Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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September 1, 2016

Columbia River - Buoy 10 chinook retention allowed after Labor Day

Action: Chinook salmon retention allowed.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Area: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line.

Effective date: Sept. 6 through Sept.14, 2016.

Salmon & steelhead daily limit: Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is 2 of which only 1 may be a chinook. Only 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho.

Reason for action: Chinook catch has been lower than anticipated in the Buoy 10 fishery to date. Extending the season for chinook retention will provide additional harvest opportunity.

Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery is scheduled to close for chinook retention on Sept. 15, but the area remains open for hatchery coho and steelhead. The fishery is scheduled to re-open for chinook retention Oct.1.

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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