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

August 2, 2018

Entiat River summer chinook fishery enhancements

Actions: Removes selective gear rule. Allows the use of bait. Allows the use of one line with up to two single point barbless hooks.

Effective date: One hour before official sunrise on Aug. 4 through one hour after official sunset on Sept. 30, 2018.

Species affected: Summer chinook salmon.

Location: Entiat River from the mouth (railroad bridge) to boundary marker/markers located approximately 1,500 feet upstream of the upper Roaring Creek Road Bridge (immediately downstream of the Entiat National Fish Hatchery).

Reason for action: Improve anglers' effectiveness at removing hatchery-origin summer chinook from the spawning grounds in an effort to reduce interactions with endangered spring chinook farther upstream.

Additional information: All other rules (e.g., daily limit, min. size, night closure, etc.) for the Entiat River as described in the 2018-2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet still apply. Click on the following link for complete details (https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/).

Information contact: Region 2-Ephrata, (509) 754-4624 or Wenatchee, (509) 662-0452.

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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