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

September 25, 2019

Columbia River closed to salmon and steelhead fishing from Tongue Point upstream to Bonneville Dam

Action: Closes angling for and retention of salmon and steelhead.

Effective date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead.

Reason for action: Fall chinook catch estimates were recently updated, including for coho directed fisheries, and will exceed the recreational share of Upriver Bright chinook allocation. The upriver steelhead run-size is below forecast and several hatchery programs within the Snake and Clearwater basins are projecting broodstock collection shortfalls. Conservation objectives are still expected to be met.

Location: Projected line from Rocky Point on the Washington bank through Red Buoy 44 to the red navigation marker 2 at Tongue Point on the Oregon bank upstream to to Bonneville Dam.

Additional information: All other permanent regulations apply.

Information contact: Region 5: 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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