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

October 20, 2015

Fishing opens on the North and South Forks of the Newaukum River

Action: Opens the North and South Forks of the Newaukum River.

Effective Dates: Immediately.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Newaukum River - North and South Forks (Lewis County).

Reason for action: Cooler weather and recent precipitation have increased flows in these tributaries eliminating the need for the drought-related fishing closures adopted in August.

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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