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

August 27, 2015

Snoqualmie River fishing hours restricted

Action: Closed to fishing daily from 2 p.m. until one hour before official sunrise, from the mouth to Snoqualmie Falls.

Effective dates: Sept. 1, 2015, until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The Snoqualmie River from the mouth to Snoqualmie Falls.

Rules:

Closed to fishing daily from 2 p.m. until one hour before official sunrise. Selective gear rules.

Salmon: daily limit 3 plus 1 additional pink, release chinook and chum. Trout: daily limit, 2, minimum size 14 inches. Gamefish: statewide minimum size/daily limit.

Closed waters within Puget Power tunnel at falls and within 50 feet of any point on Puget Power's lower plant #2 building (north bank).

Reason for action: Excessively warm water temperatures and low flows raise concern about increased mortality for released fish. Limiting fishing to cooler morning temperatures reduces hooking mortality.

Additional Information: Temperatures and flow are being monitored and restrictions may lift as water temperatures decrease and flows increase.

Information contact: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 fish biologist, (425) 775-1311.

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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