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

May 5, 2004

Deep River spring chinook sport fishery closed

Action: Deep River (Wahkiakum County) will close to spring chinook, steelhead and shad angling.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon, steelhead, and shad.

Location: Deep River (Wahkiakum County).

Reason for action: Impact limits on ESA-listed upriver spring chinook have been achieved in non-Indian fisheries based on the current run size of 200,000. Upriver chinook passage at Bonneville Dam has not met pre-season management expectations.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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