Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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May 12, 2017

Columbia River steelhead recreational fishery delayed

Action: Delays the scheduled steelhead season on the mainstem Columbia River downstream of the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Species affected: Steelhead and chinook jacks.

Effective dates: May 16, 2017 until further notice.

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Rocky Point upstream to the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Reason for action: There are no allocated spring chinook impacts available for incidental harvest in a steelhead fishery.

All other permanent rules apply.

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

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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