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

May 4, 2020

Adult salmon daily limit reduced in Drano Lake

Action: Reduces the adult salmon daily limit to 1 fish in Drano Lake.

Effective date: March 16, 2020 until further notice

Species affected: Chinook

Location: In the waters downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge.

Reason for action: An estimated 4,600 adult spring Chinook are forecast to return to Drano Lake in 2020. Managers need to reduce the adult salmon daily limit to ensure that broodstock collection goals are achieved. Reducing the adult salmon daily limit will provide continued opportunity for anglers to harvest spring Chinook and help ensure future hatchery returns.

Additional information: Beginning March 16, 2020, the Drano Lake salmon and steelhead daily limit is 2 hatchery fish, no more than 1 may be an adult Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Anglers are reminded to check the Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional information related to Drano Lake. WDFW will continue to monitor the spring Chinook return with co-managers and national fish hatchery staff to determine if further fishery modification is needed.

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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