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

April 7, 2016

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam spring chinook sport fishery set to close one day early

Action: Fishing for spring chinook on the mainstem Columbia below Bonneville Dam will be closed beginning 11:59 p.m. April 8.

Species affected: Chinook, steelhead, and shad.

Effective dates: 11:59 p.m. April 8, 2016, until further notice.

Location: Mainstem Columbia from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam

Other information: Permanent regulations for steelhead and shad will be in effect.

Reason for action: The fishery is expected to reach its pre-season allocation of upriver mortalities (kept and released) prior to the scheduled closure date of April 9.

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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