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

October 29, 2020

Salmon fishing to close at Chico Creek and Gorst Creek tidelands

Action: Closes fishing for salmon within all waters of channels created by exposed tidelands.

Effective date: Oct. 30 through Nov. 15, 2020

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Exposed tidelands at the mouths of Chico Creek (Kitsap Co.) and Gorst Creek (Kitsap Co.)

Reason for action: Fishing in the tidal channels downstream of the mouths of Gorst and Chico creeks can lead to disorderly fishery activity such as illegal snagging, particularly during times of adult salmon returns to the streams.

Additional information: Fishing opportunity for returning adult salmon remains open in the marine waters adjacent to the creek mouths and tidal channels.

Anglers are reminded to check for fishery updates at fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.

The Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet can be found at eregulations.com/washington/fishing/.

Information contact: Fish Program 360-902-2700

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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