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

November 12, 2015

Adult coho daily limit to be reduced on the Klickitat River

Action: The adult coho daily limit will be reduced to one fish

Species affected: Adult coho

Effective date: Nov. 14, 2015, until further notice:

Klickitat River from the mouth (Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge) upstream to the Fisher Hill Bridge

Klickitat River from 400 feet upstream from the #5 Fishway upstream to the boundary markers below the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.

Other information: The salmon daily limit will be 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adults of which no more than 1 may be an adult coho. Any coho, adipose fin clipped or not, may be retained. Release wild chinook.

Reason for action: The adult coho hatchery returns are behind schedule and brood stock goals at Klickitat Hatchery may not be met. A conservative daily limit of one adult coho has been implemented in an effort to help achieve those goals. Fish are being collected at the #5 Fishway in an effort to help achieve that goal. The Yakama Nation has enacted emergency regulations to reduce their fishery on the lower Klickitat River.

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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