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

July 26, 2004

Fishing from a motorized boat will be allowed on Snohomish River during August pink salmon fishery

Action: On the Snohomish River - allow anglers to fish from a floating device equipped with a motor (free drifting or under power) during the August pink salmon fishery.

Effective date: Aug. 1-Aug. 31,2004

Species affected: All species

Location: Snohomish River-from the mouth (Burlington Northern Railroad Bridges, including all channels, sloughs, and interconnected waterways) upstream to the confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers.

Reason for action: The allowance for fishing from a motorized boat on the Snohomish River, which is an exception to the Selective Gear Rules regulation, was inadvertently omitted from the sport rules process.

Other information: The unscented artificial flies and lures with one single barbless hook only portion of the selective gear rule remains in effect on the Snohomish River for the month of August. Please review selective gear rules definition in the 2004/2005 Sport Fish Rules Pamphlet (page 22) for a full definition. Only pink salmon may be retained and all other salmon must be immediately released unharmed.

Information contact: Chad Jackson, District Fish Biologist (425-775-1311, ext. 113)

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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