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

October 31, 2017

Green River and North Fork Toutle open to retention of coho salmon

Action: Green River (Cowlitz Co.) and North Fork Toutle River open to hatchery coho retention.

Species affected: Coho and chinook salmon

Effective dates: Nov.1 through Nov. 30, 2017

Locations: The North Fork Toutle and Green rivers

Reason for action: The North Toutle Hatchery is now on track to meet egg-take goals for coho salmon, but remains short of the goals for chinook salmon.

Other information: Retention of hatchery coho was closed Oct.17 to allow for collection of necessary broodstock. The daily limit is 6 hatchery coho; up to 2 may be adults. Retention of chinook salmon in the Green and North Fork Toutle rivers was closed Oct. 2 and will remain closed.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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