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

August 30, 2016

Small sanctuary created around the fish release site on the Tilton River

Action: The Tilton River from posted markers 25 feet downstream to 25 feet upstream of the fish release site ramp at the at Gus Backstrom Park will be closed to all fishing.

Effective dates: Sept. 3, 2016 until further notice

Species affected: All species including salmon

Reason for action: Fall Chinook and coho are being released on the Tilton River for sport harvest opportunity and reintroduction purposes. After being released, the fish tend to temporarily congregate at the release site. Providing a small sanctuary (closure around the release location) will allow the fish to recover and disperse as well as reduce the potential for snagging.

Other information: On the Tilton River the salmon daily limit is 6 hatchery fish of which no more than 2 may be adults. Only hatchery Chinook and coho may be retained.

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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