Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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April 15, 2016

Chehalis River spring chinook fishery opens April 16

Action: Opens Chehalis River to spring chinook fishing.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. April 16 through 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2016.

Location: Chehalis River, from the mouth (Hwy 101 Bridge) to the Hwy 6 Bridge in the town of Adna, Grays Harbor/Thurston/Lewis counties.

Reason for action: This rule change opens a fishing opportunity recently agreed to by the state and coastal tribes during the salmon season-setting process.

Other Information: Daily limit of one salmon. Trout and gamefish fisheries remain closed until the first day in June.

Information Contact: Mike Scharpf, Region 6 (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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