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

August 11, 2004

Coastal chinook salmon limits modified

Action: Reduces minimum size limit for chinook to 24 inches in Area 1 (Ilwaco), Area 2 (Westport) and Area 3 (LaPush). Allows anglers to retain two chinook in meeting their two-salmon daily bag limit in Area 3 (LaPush).

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 13

Species affected: Chinook

Location: Marine Areas 1, 2 and 3

Reason for action: Allows more recreational opportunity to keep chinook while staying within the chinook quota.

Other information: Ocean recreational fisheries are not projected to come close to the overall chinook quota before the September 19 closing date.

Information contact: Doug Milward 360-902-2739 and Pat Pattilo 360-902-2705

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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