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

Hatchery spring chinook daily limit increased at Drano Lake

Action: Drano Lake anglers may retain up to 3 hatchery adult spring chinook.

Effective dates: May 17 through June 30

Species affected: Chinook

Location: Downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge.

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

Other information: The salmon/steelhead daily limit is a 3 hatchery chinook or hatchery steelhead of which no more than 2 may be hatchery steelhead. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Release wild chinook and wild steelhead.

Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement is required. Anglers may fish for salmon and steelhead with two poles with a Two Pole Endorsement. In addition, each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Anglers are reminded the lake is closed to all fishing on Wednesdays through June. In addition, the area west of a line projected from the easternmost pillar of the Highway 14 Bridge to a posted marker on the north shore is open to bank fishing only.

Barbed hooks may be used under a previously adopted emergency regulation.

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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