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

November 2, 2016

Coho retention in the Green River continues through Dec. 31

Action: Re-opens coho retention and closes steelhead retention on the Green (Duwamish) River.

Effective dates: Immediately through Dec. 31, 2016.

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead.

Location: Green (Duwamish) River (King County): From 1st Ave. South Bridge upstream to water pipeline walk bridge (1/2 mile downstream of Tacoma Headworks Dam).

Salmon: Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained. Release chinook.

Trout: Minimum size 14 inches. Daily limit 2. Release steelhead.

Other Game Fish: Statewide minimum size/daily limit.

All species: Nov. 1 - Nov. 30: night closure and anti-snagging rule.

Other Information: Release chinook and steelhead.

Reasons for action: These river sections had been closed to coho retention after Oct. 31, 2016, under a state-tribal agreement to protect coho salmon. The coho return is stronger than anticipated and can support continued sport and tribal retention fisheries.

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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