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

September 9, 2021

Lower Columbia River salmon and steelhead fishery update

Action: Opens salmon angling upstream of Warrior Rock line to Bonneville Dam.

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead

Effective Date: Sept. 11 through Oct. 31, 2021

Locations, dates, and rules:

(1) From the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line to a line projected from the Warrior Rock lighthouse through Red Buoy 4 to the marker atop the piling dolphin located at the downstream end of Bachelor Island on the Washington Shore (Warrior Rock Line):

Until further notice: Closed to fishing for and retention of salmon and steelhead.

(2) From the Warrior Rock line to Bonneville Dam:

Immediately through September 10: Closed to fishing for and retention of salmon and steelhead.

September 11 through October 31: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adults, of which no more than 1 adult may be a Chinook. Release all steelhead and wild coho.

(3) Camas Slough, waters of the mainstem Columbia River north of Lady Island between a line projected northerly from western (downstream) end of Lady Island to the Washington Shore and the Highway 14 Bridge on the eastern (upstream) end of Lady Island:

Immediately through September 30: Closed to fishing for and retention of salmon and steelhead.

Reason for action: Analysis of catches within the Warrior Rock line upstream to Bonneville Dam are expected to be minimal on Lower River Hatchery (LRH) Chinook. LRH are the surrogate for ESA listed Lower Columbia River (LCR) wild Tules, and return to tributaries downstream of Bonneville Dam. Camas Slough remains closed to provide additional protection. Fisheries are managed to remain under ESA impact limits.

Staff will continue to monitor the run and assess catch information to determine when and if additional fisheries can re-open at a later date.

Information contact: Region 5: (360) 696-6211

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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