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

June 20, 2019

Drano Lake and Wind River to reopen for retention of salmon and steelhead

Action: Opens retention of salmon and steelhead in Drano Lake and the Wind River.

Effective date: June 22 through June 30, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead.

Locations:

Wind River: from the mouth to 800 yards downstream of Carson National Fish Hatchery. The mouth of the Wind River is defined by the buoy line markers south of the Highway 14 bridge.

Drano Lake: In the waters downstream of markers on points of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 bridge.

Reason for action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife closed Drano Lake and the Wind River to salmon and steelhead angling in mid-May to ensure hatchery broodstock goals were met. Based on updated expected returns to these hatcheries, it is likely that broodstock needs will be achieved at these facilities.

Additional information:

Wind River salmon and steelhead daily limit is 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained, of which no more than 1 may be a salmon. Release wild steelhead. Spring Chinook returning to the Wind River are still being collected for broodstock, so the adult daily limit will be one salmon through June 30.

Drano Lake rules are as listed in the 2018-19 regulations pamphlet. Salmon and steelhead daily limit is 2 hatchery steelhead, 2 hatchery Chinook, or one of each. Release wild steelhead and all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.

As of July 1 the steelhead daily limit will be one fish in both Wind River and Drano Lake. Please see the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlets for permanent rules affecting Drano Lake and Wind River: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations

Information contact: Region 5 Office, 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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