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

May 19, 2020

Upper Nisqually River to close for trout and gamefish

Action: Closed to all fishing.

Effective dates: May 23 through June 30, 2020.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Nisqually River (Pierce and Thurston counties) from the military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream from the mouth of Muck Creek) to 400' below LaGrande Power House.

Reasons for action: This closure is needed to protect wild adult steelhead and juvenile salmon. This is a permanent rule change that will remain in effect in future freshwater seasons.

Information contact: Gabe Madel (360) 902-2670, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov.

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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