Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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September 27, 2016

Anglers can retain wild coho jack salmon on Satsop River

Action: Open Satsop River to the retention of wild coho jack salmon (a coho less than 20 inches in length).

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

Location: Satsop River, from the mouth to the Bridge at Schafer State Park and the ADA designated fishing area from 400 feet below Bingham Creek Hatchery dam upstream to the dam (Grays Harbor/Mason counties).

Reason for action: To provide consistency with the rule change in the Chehalis River, and the projected return of coho is sufficient to allow for the retention of 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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