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

August 16, 2018

Steelhead fishery closure in the Wind River and Drano Lake

Action: Release all steelhead. Night closure for salmon/steelhead fishing.

Effective date: August 18, 2018 until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead.

Location: Drano Lake and Wind River from mouth to 400' below Shipherd Falls fish ladder.

Reason for action: Precautionary action is being taken to reduce steelhead impacts as cumulative steelhead passage over Bonneville is behind expectations, particularly during a time with elevated water temperatures.

Additional information: When a night closure is in effect, fishing is closed from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise. Official sunrise and sunset times can be found at: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php.

The steelhead run will continue to be monitored as the season progresses.

Information contact: Region 5: (360) 696-6211.

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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