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

December 8, 2015

Daily limit of 6 hatchery adult coho reinstated on lower Columbia tributaries

Action: The daily catch limit for hatchery adult coho salmon will revert back to permanent regulations beginning Dec. 9.

Species affected: Adult coho.

Locations: Deep River, Grays River (including West Fork), Elochoman River, Cowlitz River, Tilton River, Mayfield Lake (Reservoir), Cispus River, Lake Scanewa (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir), Kalama River, Lewis River (including North Fork), Washougal River, Klickitat River.

Other information: Except for the Klickitat River and Mayfield Lake, the salmon daily limit is 6 fish of which no more than 2 may be adult chinook. Release wild coho. Except for Deep River and the Lewis River (including North Fork), release wild chinook.

On the lower Klickitat River, the salmon daily limit is 6 fish of which no more than 3 may be adult chinook. Any chinook or coho, adipose fin clipped or not, may be retained. At Mayfield Lake, no more than 2 hatchery adults may be retained.

All other permanent rules remain in effect.

Reason for action: Lower Columbia adult coho hatchery broodstock goals have been met. Restricting anglers to 1 adult coho per day is no longer necessary.

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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