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

September 19, 2018

Deep River to reopen for salmon fishing

Action: Hatchery chinook and hatchery coho retention allowed per permanent rules.

Effective date: September 24, 2018 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook and coho salmon.

Location: Deep River.

Reason for action: Due to the previous run-size downgrade it was determined that allowable impacts on upper river bright (URB) chinook salmon listed under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) have been exceeded. However, Deep River has very little impact on URB stocks, and historically the risk of further impacts to URB stocks is near-zero by late September.

Additional information: The daily limit is 6 salmon; up to 2 adults may be retained. Minimum size is 12". Release all salmon other than hatchery chinook and hatchery coho.

Oregon will resume salmon fisheries in Youngs Bay and Blind/Knappa slough. Columbia River and tributary salmon runs will continue to be monitored as the season progresses.

Information contact: 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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