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

October 17, 2019

Wallace River re-opens to fishing for hatchery coho

Action: Opens hatchery coho retention.

Effective dates: October 17 through December 31, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Wallace River: From the mouth (farthest downstream railroad bridge) to 200 feet upstream of the water intake to the salmon hatchery.


Salmon; Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 hatchery coho, release all other salmon.

Night closure and anti-snagging rule in effect through November 30.

Fishing from a floating device is prohibited beginning November 1.

Reason for action: Coho broodstock goals have been met at the Wallace Hatchery and the remainder of hatchery coho are available for harvest.

Additional information: Gamefish rules remain as described in the pamphlet. To ensure future generations of fish please avoid stepping on redds while fishing.

Information contact: WDFW Region 4 Mill Creek Office, (425) 775-1311

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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