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

October 9, 2020

Palix River opens for salmon retention

Action: Opens salmon retention.

Effective date: Immediately through Jan. 31, 2020

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Palix River, from the Hwy. 101 Bridge to the mouth of the Middle Fork

Rule: Salmon; min. size 12". Daily limit 1. Release wild Chinook. Single-point barbless hooks required. Night closure in effect.

Reason for action: In-season observations indicate a larger than predicted return of coho to Willapa Bay and its tributaries, enough to allow for a limited retention season. This action aligns the Palix river with other regulation changes made on Oct. 2 in other Willapa drainages.

Information contact: Region 6, 360-249-4628.

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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