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

September 2, 2015

Some north coast rivers reopen to fishing

Action: Re-opens the Quillayute, lower Sol Duc, lower Bogachiel, lower Calawah, and lower Dickey and lower Clearwater rivers.

Effective date: September 2, 2015.

Species affected: All species.

Location:

The Quillayute River outside Olympic National Park.

The Sol Duc River downstream of the concrete pump station at the Sol Duc Hatchery.

The Bogachiel River downstream of Highway 101 bridge.

The Calawah River downstream of Highway 101 bridge.

The Dickey River from the confluence of the East and West forks downstream to the Olympic National Park boundary.

The Clearwater River from the Snahapish River downstream to the mouth.

The Salmon River outside the Quinault Indian Reservation and Olympic National Park.

Reason for action: Recent rains and cooling temperatures have increased water levels, allowing fish to move more freely upriver and alleviating the need for additional protection. Upper portions of these rivers remain closed to protect spring/summer Chinook and the potential for falling below normal flows before fall rains are consistent.

Information contact: Mike Gross, district fish biologist, (360) 249-1210, or David Low, area fish biologist, (360) 249-1216.

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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