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

May 10, 2016

Hatchery spring chinook daily limit increased at Drano Lake

Action: Drano Lake anglers may retain up to 4 adult spring chinook salmon.

Effective dates: May 15 through June 30, 2016

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead

Location: Downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Hwy. 14 Bridge.

Reason for action: Hatchery returns have been strong to date. The hatchery brood stock goal has been met and surplus hatchery fish are available for harvest.

Other information: The salmon/steelhead daily limit is 4 fish of which no more than 2 may be hatchery steelhead. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Release wild steelhead and wild chinook.

Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement is required. Anglers may fish for salmon and steelhead with two poles with a Two Pole Endorsement. Also, each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon/steelhead angling gear until the salmon/steelhead limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved. Barbed hooks may be used.

Drano Lake is closed to all fishing on Wednesdays through June. In addition, the area west of a line projected from the easternmost pillar of the Hwy. 14 Bridge to a posted marker on the north shore is only open to bank-fishing.

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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