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

September 13, 2019

Wind River will remain closed to fishing above Shipherd Falls

Action: Closes all fishing.

Effective date: Sept. 16 through Nov. 30, 2019

Species affected: All species.

Location: Wind River from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls to Moore Bridge.

Reason for action: A minimum escapement of 500 wild summer steelhead is needed to allow for the opening of a catch-and-release fishery above Shipherd Falls on Sept. 16. Based on recent survey results, the wild escapement is projected to be below that objective. Summer steelhead returns have been low throughout the Columbia River basin this year.

Additional information: Please see the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional rules or visit the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

Information contact: Matt Gardner, district fish biologist, 360-906-6746.

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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