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

August 11, 2015

Fishing to close on Newaukum River and all tributaries

Action: Closes the Newaukum River and all tributaries

Effective Dates: Aug. 11, 2015, until further notice

Species affected: All species

Location: Newaukum River (Lewis Co.) and all tributaries

Reason for action: Low waters are reducing the available holding habitat for spring chinook and concentrating them into fewer and smaller pools. This in turn makes them more vulnerable to fishing pressure. Increased water temperatures and higher potential encounter rates subject these fish to stress, injury, or death.

Information Contact: Chad Herring, District Area Biologist Region 6, 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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