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

October 27, 2017

Night fishing will be allowed for Columbia warmwater fish

Action: Night fishing will be allowed for warmwater fish species on a section of the Columbia River.

Effective dates: Oct. 28 through Dec. 31, 2017

Species affected: Warmwater fish, including species such as bass, walleye and burbot.

Location: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 to the Old Hanford Townsite power lines.

Reason for action: The proposed modification will allow night angling for warmwater species, while retaining the closure for other fish species for the remainder of the year. This change is not expected to result in higher mortality of steelhead.

Information contact: Tim Sippel, 360-906-6752

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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