Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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July 7, 2017

Night Closure Modified on the Columbia River

Action: Stipulates that night angling is closed in the lower Columbia River.

Effective dates: Immediately until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The Columbia River from Buoy 10 (opens Aug. 1) upstream to the Hwy. 395 Bridge in Pasco.

Reason for action: This change allows night time bow hunting for carp.

Other information: The only other exception to the night fishing closure is for anglers enrolled in the Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Program and actively fishing for pikeminnow.

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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