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

August 11, 2015

Salmon fishing will not open on the Big Quilcene River

Action: Close salmon fishing in all waters of the Big Quilcene River

Effective date: Aug.16, 2015, until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: All waters of the Big Quilcene River from the mouth to Highway 101.

Reason for action: Flows in the Big Quilcene River are at less than half of average, water temperatures are elevated, and a large return of Endangered Species Act-listed summer chum is forecast to enter the river beginning in August. These conditions are not conducive to an orderly in-river coho fishery.

Information contact: Mark Downen, (360) 202-7005

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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