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

July 6, 2017

Lower Columbia River reopens for adult chinook

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

Effective dates: July 7 through July 31, 2017.

Species affected: Adult chinook

Location: Astoria-Megler Bridge upstream to the Bonneville Dam.

Reason for action: Upgraded run size has increased the allocation for the lower Columbia River.

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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