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

July 22, 2004

Retention of sockeye allowed beginning July 24 on Columbia River upstream of Priest Rapids Dam and the Okanogan River from mouth to highway 97 bridge immediately upstream of mouth

Action: Allow the retention of sockeye as part of the salmon daily limit.

Effective Date: July 24 through October 15, 2004.

Species affected: Sockeye

Location: 1. Columbia River from Priest Rapids Dam to Chief Joseph Dam within areas currently open for salmon. 2. Okanogan River from mouth to highway 97 bridge immediately upstream of mouth.

Reason for action: The return of sockeye is strong enough to allow recreational harvest opportunity.

Other information: Daily limit of 6 salmon. No more than 2 adults may be retained. Release coho.

Information contact: Bob Jateff (509) 826-7341, Art Viola (509) 665-3337 or WDFW Region 2 office (509) 754-4624

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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