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

July 13, 2018

Elwha River tributaries to close to fishing

Action: Closes to fishing all tributaries to the Elwha River in that portion of the watershed that is outside Olympic National Park.

Effective date: July 13, 2018.

Species affected: All fish species.

Location: Elwha River in Clallam County.

Reason for action: The tributaries to the Elwha River were unintentionally left open when recent regulation changes were implemented. The 2018-19 sportfishing rules pamphlet should state that the Elwha River and tributaries are closed to fishing.

Additional information: These tributaries were intended to remain closed as part of the fishing moratorium that is currently in effect on the Elwha River mainstem and all tributaries to help facilitate the re-colonization of the Elwha River system following removal of two dams.

Information contact: WDFW 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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