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

October 12, 2004

Changes to fishing areas on the Naselle River

Action: Open an additional area of the Naselle River to salmon fishing near the Naselle Salmon Hatchery.

Effective dates: October 16, 2004 through January 31, 2005.

Species affected: Salmon and game fish.

Location: Naselle River - The current CLOSED WATERS area described as the area from 200' upstream of the Naselle Salmon Hatchery water supply intake barrier to 400' downstream of entrance to adult attraction channel will be modified to read: CLOSED WATERS from 400' upstream to 400' downstream of entrance to adult attraction channel at the Naselle Salmon Hatchery.

Other Information: Daily limit and size restrictions currently listed in the sport fishing rules pamphlet for this section of the Naselle River remain in effect. Also a night closure and single barbless hooks required and line and weight and lure or bait must be moving (not stationary) regulations continue to be in place for this area of the Naselle.

Reason for action: Recent rains and increasing flow has facilitated the upstream migration of chinook and brought an abundance of hatchery coho into this area. Additionally, through the placement of a weir earlier this fall, the Naselle Hatchery is on track to meet its chinook egg take goal.

Information contact: Kirt Hughes, District Fish Biologist, Region 6, Montesano. (360) 249-1213.

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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