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

November 15, 2019

Salmon angling to reopen in Minter Creek

Action: Reopens salmon angling under permanent rule as listed in the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Effective date: Nov.16, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Minter Creek (Pierce Co.).

Reason for action: Minter Creek Hatchery is now expected to meet hatchery egg-take goals. The previously instituted conservation measures are no longer needed.

Additional information:

Minter Creek salmon rules through Dec. 15, 2019: Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 4 adults may be retained of which up to 2 may be coho. Release wild coho.

Please refer to the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional rules, also found at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, 360-902-0058; or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, 360-902-2807.

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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