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

September 13, 2017

Wallace River to close to fishing

Action: Close the Wallace River from the mouth to Wallace Falls to all fishing.

Effective dates: Sept. 16 through Nov. 30, 2017

Species affected: All fish species.

Location: The Wallace River from the mouth upstream to Wallace Falls.

Reason for action: Currently the Wallace River is experiencing very low flows and salmon are not moving upstream into the hatchery.

Additional Information: Once conditions improve and chinook and coho hatchery broodstock goals are assured the river may reopen to fishing.

Information contact: WDFW Region 4 Mill Creek Office, (425) 775-1311

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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