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

May 30, 2017

Spring chinook fishing reopens on the Lewis River

Action: Lewis River, anglers are allowed a daily limit of one hatchery adult chinook.

Effective date and locations: June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 on the Lewis River from the mouth upstream to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Reason for action: Escapement goals for the hatchery have been met.

Other information: Daily limit 6 hatchery chinook of which only 1 may be an adult. Minimum size 12 inches. All other permanent rules apply.

In addition to hatchery needs and providing a sport fishery, adult hatchery chinook will be trucked upstream above Swift Reservoir for reintroduction efforts.

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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