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

September 27, 2016

Anglers can retain wild jack salmon on Chehalis River

Action: Open Chehalis River to the retention of wild chinook jack and wild coho jack salmon.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. Sept. 28 through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 2016.

Location: Chehalis River, from the mouth (Hwy 101 Bridge) to the Hwy 6 Bridge near the town of Adna, Grays Harbor/Thurston/Lewis counties.

Reason for action: The projected return of chinook and coho are sufficient to allow for the retention of wild chinook jack and wild coho jack salmon. Anglers currently can retain hatchery jack salmon.

Other Information: Minimum size 12 inches, daily limit of six. Only one adult may be retained. Release wild adult chinook and wild adult coho salmon. Trout and gamefish fisheries remain as provided in the 2016/2017 Fishing regulation pamphlet.

Information Contact: Mike Scharpf, Region 6 (360) 249-1205.

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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