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

August 28, 2015

Columbia River Buoy 10 chinook retention rule change

Action: Release all chinook

Species affected: Chinook

Area: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line.

Effective date: Aug. 29 through Sept. 30, 2015.

Daily bag limit: Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is 2 adipose fin-clipped salmon or steelhead or 1 of each. Release all salmon other than adipose fin-clipped coho.

Reason for action: Chinook catch rates have been higher than anticipated in the Buoy 10 fishery. The chinook harvest guideline has been reached.

Additional: The Buoy 10 will be re-open for chinook retention as scheduled October 1.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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