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

August 31, 2018

Steelhead retention, night fishing to close on lower White Salmon River

Action: Release all steelhead. Night fishing closure is in effect for salmon and steelhead.

Effective date: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead.

Location: White Salmon River, from the mouth (BNSF Railroad Bridge) to county road bridge below the former location of the powerhouse.

Reason for action: This action is being taken to limit steelhead impacts as the run-size has been reduced to 96,500 A/B Index steelhead from the pre-season forecast of 182,400 fish.

Additional information: Retention of hatchery salmon remains open with a 6 fish daily limit, of which no more than 2 may be adults. Fishery managers will continue to monitor steelhead returns as the season progresses.

Information contact: Region 5, (360) 696-6211. For latest information, press *1010.

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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