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

September 9, 2004

Neah Bay reopens to salmon fishing Sept, 10

Action: Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) reopens to salmon fishing.

Effective dates: September 10, 2004

Species affected: All salmon

Location: Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay)

Other Information: The daily limit will be two salmon, but only one chinook. Chum and wild coho must be released. Chinook may not be retained east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line. The chinook minimum size is 26 inches and the coho minimum size is 16 inches. The season is expected to run through the original season closing date of Sept. 19.

Reason for action: Enough coho remain on the Neah Bay coho quota to reopen the fishery. Angler participation and success rates were lower than expected during the last week of the fishery.

Information contact: Customer Service (360) 902-2700 or Pat Pattillo (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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