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

Changes to ocean salmon fishery in Ilwaco

Action: Anglers will be allowed to keep two chinook as part of their salmon daily limit in Marine Area 1.

Effective dates: Aug. 29, 2015

Species affected: Chinook

Location: Marine Area 1, Ilwaco, Cape Falcon to Leadbetter Point.

Reason for action: The fishery has enough remaining on the chinook guideline in Ilwaco to allow the bag limit to be liberalized to two chinook. The current limit is two salmon only one of which can be a Chinook, release wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Area 2 will remain at two salmon, release wild coho.

The daily limits in Marine Areas 3 and 4 will remain at two salmon only one of which can be a chinook, plus two additional pink, release wild coho. Release chum in Marine Area 4.

Information Contact: Doug Milward 360-902-2739

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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