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

October 2, 2015

Salmon fishing open on the Big Quilcene River

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

Effective Date: Immediately through Oct. 31, 2015.

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 have responded positively to a change in the weather pattern. Coho are now moving in the Quilcene river and water temperatures have dropped significantly. Environmental conditions now support a return to the regular coho fishing season in Big Quilcene River.

Other information: Other waters in marine area 12 remain unaffected by this rule change. Daily limit of 4 coho, minimum size 12 inches, only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.

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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