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

October 13, 2017

Clarifies regulations for the Humptulips River

Action: Anglers will be limited to one adult hatchery chinook as part of the two-adult salmon daily limit in the Humptulips River beginning Oct.16 through Oct. 31.

Beginning Nov. 1, anglers must release all chinook salmon.

This action nullifies a previous emergency rule change, which allowed for retention of two adult hatchery chinook, and makes the regulations on the Humptulips consistent with those listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location and dates: Humptulips River from the mouth to confluence with the East and West forks.

Oct. 16-Oct. 31: Daily limit of six salmon, including up to two adults of which one adult may be a hatchery chinook. Anglers must release wild chinook and wild coho. Minimum size 12 inches.

Nov. 1-Jan. 31: Daily limit six salmon, including up to two adults. Anglers must release all chinook and wild coho. Minimum size 12 inches.

Reason for action: This is to provide clarity to the salmon fishing regulations on the Humptulips River. The regulations implement the fishing plans agreed-to with co-managers at the North of Falcon proceedings.

Other information: Steelhead and gamefish rules are as listed in the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Information Contact: Mike Scharpf, Region 6, (360) 249-1205.

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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