Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

May 15, 2015

Spring chinook daily catch limit increased on lower Kalama River

Action: Kalama River anglers may retain up to 2 hatchery adult spring chinook.

Effective dates: May 17 until further notice

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: From boundary markers at the mouth to 1,000 feet below the upper salmon hatchery.

Reason for action: Hatchery returns have been strong to date. The hatchery brood stock goal is expected to be met and surplus hatchery fish are available for harvest.

Other information: The salmon daily limit is 6 hatchery chinook of which no more than 2 may be adults. Release wild chinook. Anglers may also retain up to 3 hatchery steelhead under a previously adopted emergency regulation.

Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement and barbless hooks are required.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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