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

October 1, 2020

Adult Chinook daily limit increased on the Washougal River

Action: ?Increases the adult Chinook daily limit to two hatchery fish.

Effective date: Oct. 3 through Dec. 31, 2020

Species affected: Hatchery Chinook salmon

Location: Washougal River, from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls.

Rule: Min. size 12". Daily limit 6 fish. Up to 2 adults may be retained, of which 1 may be a coho. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Reason for action: The current return of fall Chinook to the Washougal River has exceeded preseason expectations. Collection of adult fall Chinook is on track to meet the hatchery broodstock goal and surplus fish are available for harvest.

Additional information: Anglers are reminded that the area from 1,000 feet below to 200 feet above the weir (located at the WDFW County Line Access Site) remains closed, while the weir is installed in the river.

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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