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

September 2, 2015

Rescind "Hoot-owl" regulation on the Nisqually River

Action: Nisqually River reopens to fishing.

Effective date: Sept. 3, 2015 until further notice.

Location: The Nisqually River (Thurston County) from mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek).

Species affected: All species.

Reason for action: Water temperatures in the Nisqually River have returned to near normal conditions. Previously the Nisqually River was closed after 2 p.m. due to unusually high water temperatures that could result in higher than anticipated mortality of caught and released salmon.

Other Information: Anglers are reminded that the Nisqually River is closed to fishing on Sept. 1, 2, 8-10, 14-16, 21-23, 28, and 29.

Information Contact: Larry Phillips (District Fish Biologist) 360-902-2721 or James Losee (Area Fish Biologist) 360-902-2741.

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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