Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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September 29, 2017

Lower Columbia River closes for adult chinook

Action: Closes adult chinook retention in the lower Columbia River.

Effective dates: July 1, 2017 until further notice.

Species affected: Adult chinook

Location: The Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 2,656 fish has been reached.

Other information: The lower Columbia River remains open for hatchery chinook jacks, sockeye, and hatchery steelhead.

Information contact: Region 5 office/ 360-696-6211.

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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