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

November 3, 2017

Quillayute River system to re-open to fishing; anglers must release chinook salmon

Action: Re-opens the Quillayute system to fishing and requires release of all chinook. Other rules are as listed in the Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife's "Sport Fishing Rules" pamphlet.

Effective date: Nov. 4 through Nov. 30, 2017

Locations and salmon daily limits:

Quillayute River and Sol Duc River downstream of the concrete pump station at the Sol Duc Hatchery: Daily limit 6; up to 3 adults may be retained of which only one may be wild. Release all chinook.

Bogachiel River downstream of Highway 101 bridge, Calawah River downstream of Highway 101 bridge, and Dickey River from the Olympic Nat'l Park boundary upstream to the confluence of the East and West forks: Daily limit 3; only one adult may be retained. Release all chinook.

Reason for action: The fishing closure on the Quillayute river system has allowed additional chinook to pass through to spawning areas. Resumed fishing is expected to result in few impacts to chinook. Requiring release of all chinook is expected to further minimize impacts to chinook.

Further Information: For fishing regulations on waters within the Olympic National Park?s boundaries, visit: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fishing.htm

Information contact: Region 6 Office, (360) 249-4628.

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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