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

August 7, 2018

Nisqually River to close to all recreational angling on Sundays

Action: Close Nisqually River to all recreational angling on Sundays.

Effective date: Aug. 11 through Sept. 30, 2018.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties.

Reason for action: This rule is necessary to comply with fisheries agreements made with co-managers during North of Falcon proceedings. It is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers.

Additional information: Anglers should refer to the Washington Sport Fishing Rules 2018/2019 pamphlet edition for other ongoing fishing opportunities.

Information contact: James Losee (360) 902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov.

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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