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

July 11, 2016

Hatchery adult spring chinook must be released on upper Klickitat River

Action: Closes a portion on the Klickitat River to the retention of hatchery adult spring chinook.

Species affected: Hatchery spring chinook

Effective date: July 14 through July 31, 2016.

Location: The area from posted markers above Klickitat Salmon Hatchery (approximately River Mile 42.6) to Summit Creek Bridge (River Mile 37.4), approximately 5 miles downstream.

Reason for action: Adult chinook escapement to the hatchery is below the 500-fish goal for the facility. The closure is needed to allow more adult hatchery chinook to enter the hatchery.

Other information: The area from the posted markers below the hatchery downstream to Summit Creek Bridge will continue to be open for the harvest of hatchery jack spring chinook and hatchery steelhead.

Sport fishing regulation below Summit Creek Bridge is unchanged from what is in the pamphlet.

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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