Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

June 6, 2018

Columbia River spring chinook sport fishery extension update

Action: Extends fishery below Bonneville and increases daily adult limit of spring chinook below Bonneville.

Effective date: June 7 through June 15, 2018

Species affected: Spring chinook

Location: The mainstem Columbia River from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Additional information: Daily limit is 6 adipose fin clipped salmonids (chinook, coho, steelhead), up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all wild salmonids. Salmon minimum size: 12 inches.

Open for boat and bank fishing for salmon to the Bonneville Dam deadline.

Action: Increases daily adult limit of spring chinook above Bonneville.

Effective date: June 7 through June 15, 2018

Species affected: Spring chinook

Location: Tower Island power lines (approximately 6 miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to Oregon/Washington border plus the Oregon and Washington banks between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines (except for those waters closed under permanent regulations).

Additional information: Daily limit is 6 adipose fin clipped salmonids (chinook, coho, steelhead), up to 2 adults may be retained. Release all wild salmonids. Salmon minimum size: 12 inches.

Reason for action: This action provides additional recreational angling opportunity following a fishery update based upon available catch remaining and passage at Bonneville. Staff will continue to monitor the run and fishery, and will make adjustments in-season as necessary.

Information contact: Region 5: (360) 696-6211; Region 3: (509) 575-2474.

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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