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

September 17, 2018

Anglers must release steelhead in the Hanford Reach

Action: Release all steelhead in the Hanford Reach.

Effective date: Immediately, until further notice.

Species affected: Steelhead

Location: Columbia River, from the wooden powerline towers at the Old Hanford townsite to Priest Rapids Dam.

Reason for action: This action is being taken to comply with federal requirements under NOAA Fisheries, as stipulated in Permit 1395.

Additional information: This emergency rule will be in force until permanent rules take effect.

Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Biologist, (509) 545-2284.

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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