Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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October 1, 2015

Fishing restrictions lifted on Black River

Action: Removes fishing restrictions for Black River within Grays Harbor and Thurston counties.

Effective date: Oct. 2, 2015

Species affected: All species.

Location: Black River from the mouth upstream to Black Lake

Reasons for action: Black River was closed to protect fish during unusually low water conditions. Recent rains and cooling temperatures have increased water levels, allowing fish to move more freely upriver and alleviating the need for additional protection.

Other information: Angling for salmon and gamefish will reopen as listed in the Sport Fishing Rules 2015/2016 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON.

Information Contact: Mike Scharpf, District Fish Biologist, 360-249-1205

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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