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

February 20, 2003

Lower Humptulips River winter steelhead season extended

Actions: The winter steelhead season on the lower Humptulips River will be extended through March 16, 2003.

Effective date: March 1, 2003 through March 16, 2003

Species affected: Steelhead

Location: Humptulips River, from its mouth (Jessie Slough) to the Highway 101 bridge.

Reason for action: Significant hatchery-origin winter steelhead harvest opportunity exists due to the good hatchery run this season.

Other Information: Wild steelhead release remains in effect. Anglers are permitted to harvest hatchery-origin (adipose or ventral-fin clipped and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin) steelhead only.

Information contact: Bill Campbell or Kirt Hughes, Fish Biologists, (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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