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

October 13, 2016

Dungeness River opens to sport fishing for hatchery coho Oct. 16

Action: The river will be open from the mouth to the hatchery intake pipe at river mile 11.3.

Effective date: Oct. 16 through Nov. 27, 2016.

Species affected: Hatchery coho salmon returning to the Dungeness River.

Location: The Dungeness River downstream of the hatchery intake pipe.

Other information: Daily limit 4 hatchery coho only (marked with an adipose fin clip); minimum size 12 inches; release all wild (unclipped) coho and all other salmon.

Reason for action: In-season information indicates coho salmon have returned in sufficient numbers to provide for hatchery broodstock needs and a sport fishing opportunity.

Information contact: Mike Gross, District 16 fish biologist, (360) 249-1210.

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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