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

April 18, 2018

Chehalis River will open to spring chinook fishing

Action: Open Chehalis River to spring chinook fishing.

Effective dates: May 1 through June 30, 2018.

Location: Chehalis River, from the mouth (Hwy 101 Bridge) to the Hwy 6 Bridge in the town of Adna in Grays Harbor, Thurston and Lewis counties.

Daily limit: Daily limit is one chinook. Minimum size of salmon: 12 inches.

Reason for action: The forecasted abundance of spring chinook returning to the Chehalis River basin is sufficient to support this fishery.

Other information: Steelhead and other gamefish fisheries will remain as described in the 2017-18 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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