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

May 4, 2020

Adult Chinook daily lilmit reduced on the Kalama River

Action: Reduces the adult salmon daily limit to 1 fish in the lower Kalama River

Effective date: March 1, 2020 until further notice

Species affected: Salmon

Location: From the mouth upstream to 1,000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery (i.e. Kalama Falls Hatchery)

Reason for action: An estimated 1,000 adult spring chinook are forecast to return to the Kalama River in 2020. Managers need to reduce the adult salmon daily limit to ensure hatchery broodstock goals are achieved. Reducing the adult daily limit will provide continued opportunity for anglers to harvest spring chinook and help ensure future hatchery returns.

Additional information: The salmon daily limit remains 6 fish; up to 1 adult may be retained. Only hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho may be retained. Anglers may also fish for steelhead and retain up to 3 hatchery fish per day.

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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