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

May 22, 2020

Snake River spring Chinook fishery closure

Action: Closes spring Chinook salmon fishery on the Snake River.

Effective date: May 23, 2020.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Below Little Goose Dam: Snake River from Texas Rapids boat launch (south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility (includes the walkway area locally known as ?the Wall? in front of the juvenile collection facility).

Reason for action: Based on effort and harvest observed to date, harvest allocation is expected to be reached May 22.

Additional information: This rule closes all spring Chinook fishing in the Snake River as the Clarkston Area fishery previously closed on May 15.

For additional fishing opportunities, seasons and rules please see the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet found at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/02077/wdfw02077.pdf.

Information contact: Jeremy Trump, District 3 Fish Biologist, 509-382-1005

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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