Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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August 7, 2015

Fishing to close on Black River in Grays Harbor, Thurston counties

Action: Closes Black River within Grays Harbor and Thurston counties.

Effective Dates: Aug. 12, 2015 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Black River from the mouth upstream to Black Lake.

Reason for action: Low stream flows, increased water temperatures, and higher potential encounter rates subject these fish to stress, injury, or death.

Information Contact: Chad Herring, Region 6 Area Biologist 360-249 -1299.

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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