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

September 11, 2018

Columbia River salmon and steelhead angling closed from Buoy 10 to HWY. 395 Bridge at Pasco

Action: Closes salmon and steelhead angling

Effective date: September 13, 2018 until further notice

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead

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

Reason for action: Counts of fall chinook at Bonneville Dam are 31 percent below preseason forecasts and on-going fisheries are approaching the allowable catch limits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This action is being taken to reduce chinook impacts due to the reduced run-size projection.

Additional information: The salmon and 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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