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

September 8, 2016

Lake Washington will open to fishing for coho salmon

Action: Opens Lake Washington to fishing for coho salmon.

Effective dates: Sept.16 through Oct. 31, 2016.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Lake Washington (King Co., North of the Hwy. 520 Bridge and East of the Montlake Bridge and including that portion of Sammamish River from 68th Ave. NE Bridge downstream): open to fishing for salmon.

Other Information: Daily limit of 2 coho, minimum size 12 inches. Release chinook and sockeye salmon.

Reasons for action: This area had been closed under a co-manager agreement to protect coho salmon. Early season fish counts at the Ballard Locks indicate that the coho return is strong enough to support a recreational fishery for coho salmon in Lake Washington.

Information Contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311

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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