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

September 19, 2018

Anglers limited to one adult salmon in the lower Yakima River

Action: Reduces the daily limit to one adult salmon, either coho or chinook, on the lower Yakima River.

Effective dates: Sept. 22 through Oct. 31, 2018

Species affected: Fall chinook and coho.

Location: Yakima River, from Highway 240 Bridge in Richland upstream to the Grant Avenue Bridge at Prosser.

Reason for action: Fall chinook and coho salmon are returning to the Yakima and Columbia Rivers well below the forecast. The reduction of the daily limit to one adult will contribute in efforts to meet escapement and hatchery broodstock for fall chinook and coho salmon in the Yakima River.

Additional information: The daily limit is six salmon with up to one adult salmon, either chinook or coho. Anglers must stop fishing for salmon after the adult portion of the daily limit is retained.

Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish 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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