Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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April 12, 2019

Chehalis River will not open to fishing for spring chinook salmon

Action: The Chehalis River was scheduled to open May 1 but will remain closed to salmon fishing.

Effective date: May 1 through June 30, 2019.

Species affected: Spring chinook salmon.

Location: Chehalis River, from the mouth (Hwy 101 Bridge) to the Hwy 6 Bridge in the town of Adna, Grays Harbor/Thurston/Lewis counties.

Reason for action: The number of spring chinook forecast to return to the Chehalis River basin is less than the spawning goal. There are no fish available for harvest.

Additional information: Steelhead and other gamefish fisheries will remain as described in the Sport Fishing Rules 2018/2019 Pamphlet.

Information contact: Mike Scharpf, district biologist, Region 6 (360) 249-1205

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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