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

July 28, 2016

Left ventral fin clipped fall chinook allowed during lower Columbia mainstem mark selective fisheries

Action: Left ventral fin clipped fall chinook allowed on the mainstem Columbia below Bonneville Dam through the end of the year.

Species affected: Chinook

Effective dates: Aug. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016

Location: Mainstem Columbia from Bonneville Dam downstream to Buoy 10

Other information: During any mark selective fisheries for fall chinook on the lower Columbia mainstem, both adipose and/or left ventral fin clipped chinook may be retained. This includes Buoy 10 on Sundays and Mondays through Labor Day and from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to the Warrior Rock line from Sept. 10 through Sept.14.

A hatchery chinook is defined as having a clipped adipose fin or a clipped left ventral fin. A healed scar at the location of the clipped fin is required.

Reason for action: This will allow the harvest of additional hatchery fall chinook.

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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