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

August 19, 2016

Anti-snagging rule in effect on Big Quilcene River

Action: Anti-snagging rule in effect.

Effective Date: Aug. 20 through Oct. 31, 2016.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: All waters of the Big Quilcene River from Rodgers Street to Highway 101.

Reason for action: The anti-snagging rule is intended to improve enforcement efforts and reduce impacts of hooking mortality on Endangered Species Act-listed summer chum.

Other information: Other rules within the Big Quilcene River remain unaffected by this emergency rule.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information contact: Mark Downen, (360) 202-7005

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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