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

June 23, 2020

Mainstem Columbia River sockeye and steelhead fishery downstream of HWY 395 Bridge at Pasco.

Action: Closes fishing for or retaining salmon and steelhead.

Effective date: June 25 through July 31, 2020.

Species affected: Sockeye and steelhead.

Location: Megler/Astoria Bridge upstream to HWY-395 Bridge at Pasco.

Reason for action: Recreational sockeye catches to-date have exceeded pre-season expectations. Non-treaty fisheries are limited to 1% harvest due to ESA-listed Snake River sockeye being a sub-component of the sockeye run. Sockeye and steelhead fisheries are both closing to limit any additional sockeye impacts from occurring.

Additional information: Release all sockeye and steelhead

Information contact: Region 5: (360) 696-6211, Region 3: (509) 575-2474.

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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