Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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October 15, 2020

Coho limit increased, two hatchery adult salmon may be retained on the Washougal River

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

Effective date: Oct. 16 through Dec. 31, 2020

Species affected: Hatchery salmon.

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

Rule: The salmon daily limit is 6; up to 2 adults may be retained. Min. size 12". Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Reason for action: The current return of fall Chinook and coho salmon to the Washougal River has exceeded preseason expectations. Broodstock collection goals for several hatchery programs are on track to be met and additional fish are available for harvest.

Additional information: This rule revises a previous increase in the adult Chinook limit, to include coho. 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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