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

April 22, 2004

Columbia River Spring Chinook Sport Fishery closed from I-5 to Bonneville Dam

Action: The mainstem Columbia River from the I-5 Bridge to Bonneville Dam will close to spring chinook, steelhead and shad angling. The area downstream of the I-5 bridge will remain open 7 days per week.

Effective date: Thursday, April 22, 2004 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook, Steelhead, Shad.

Location: Columbia River from I-5 to Bonneville Dam.

Reason for action: Closure of the mainstem Columbia River sport fishery in this area is necessary in order to stay within impact guidelines and still have fishing opportunity through April.

Other information: The fishery downstream of the I-5 bridge currently remains open 7 days per week but will likely close beginning May 1. A determination on possible continued fishing will be announced after a meeting of Washington and Oregon fishery managers on April 28.

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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