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

August 24, 2018

Additional steelhead fishery restrictions in the Columbia River

Action: Release steelhead and continue salmon/steelhead night closure.

Effective date: Aug. 27, 2018 until further notice

Species affected: Steelhead and salmon

Location: Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Hwy. 395 at Pasco

Reason for action: Action is being taken to limit steelhead impacts as the run-size has been reduced to 110,300 A and B Index steelhead from the pre-season forecast of 182,400 fish.

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 3: (509) 575-2740; 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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