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

August 14, 2018

Anglers no longer required to use selective gear in Big Quilcene River

Action: Removes selective gear rule requirements.

Effective date: Aug. 16 through Oct. 31, 2018.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Big Quilcene River from Rodgers Street to Hwy 101.

Reason for action: This rule will allow anglers to more effectively target hatchery coho.

Additional information: The anti-snagging rule and night closure will remain in effect during this period.

When in effect, selective gear rules require anglers to use only unscented artificial flies or lures with one single-point barbless hook. The use of bait is prohibited. For a complete description of selective gear rules, see page 11 of the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet.

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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