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

September 2, 2004

Buoy 10 closes to chinook retention beginning Sept. 7

Action: All chinook must be released in the Buoy 10 Area beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2004.

Effective date: September 7, 2004

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Buoy 10 Area (mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line).

Reason for action: The pre-season chinook allocation at Buoy 10 will be achieved through Labor Day. The fishery will continue through December for hatchery (adipose fin-clipped) coho. The daily limit from Sept. 7 through Sept. 30 will be two coho (16 inches or longer). Beginning Oct. 1, the daily limit is 6 coho, but no more than two adults (16 inches or longer).

Information contact: Region 5 office in Vancouver. (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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