Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 1, 2015

Grande Ronde River spring chinook fishery to close

Action: Spring chinook salmon fishing closes on the Grande Ronde River.

Species affected: Spring chinook salmon

Locations: Grande Ronde River from the mouth of Buford Creek (approximately 1/2 mile downstream of the Highway 129 Bridge at Boggan's Oasis) upstream to the Washington/Oregon state line.

Effective date: One hour after official sunset July 5, 2015.

Reason for action: The Grande Ronde is experiencing extremely low flows and increasing water temperatures that may affect survival of Endangered Species Act listed fish handled during this fishery.

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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