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

September 2, 2016

Nisqually River closes to recreational angling

Action: Close Nisqually River to recreational angling.

Effective dates: Sept. 6, 2016

Species affected: All Species.

Location: Nisqually River (Pierce/Thurston counties) from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek).

Reasons for action: The closing date was listed incorrectly in the 2016-17 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. The co-managers agreed to close the Nisqually River Sept. 1 through Nov. 15 to protect coho salmon.

Other information: Anglers should refer to the Sport fishing Rules 2016/2017 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON for other ongoing fishing opportunities.

Information Contact: James Losee (360) 902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or Gabe Madel 360-902-2671, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov

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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