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

November 3, 2016

Columbia River reopens for coho, steelhead from the mouth to Pasco

Action: Beginning Nov. 5, anglers may again catch and retain coho salmon and steelhead on the mainstem Columbia downstream of the Highway 395 Bridge near Pasco, Washington.

Species affected: Coho and steelhead

Effective dates: Nov. 5 through Dec. 31, 2016.

Location: Mainstem Columbia from Buoy 10 upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge.

Reason for action: Wild Snake River fall chinook salmon have cleared the Columbia River, and there are more coho and hatchery steelhead available for harvest. Fishing for salmon and steelhead has been closed since Oct. 22 in those waters to protect Snake River fall chinook, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Additional information: The daily limit is two salmonids, only one of which may be a hatchery steelhead. The fishery will remain closed from Beacon Rock to Bonneville Dam.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations are subject to change. Call the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules or check the WDFW webpage at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for details on fishing seasons and regulations. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360) 796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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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