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

October 7, 2021

Daily limit of hatchery coho salmon increased on North Fork Toutle and Green rivers

Action: Increases the adult salmon daily limit to six hatchery fish on North Fork Toutle and Green rivers.

Effective date: Oct. 9 through Nov. 30, 2021.

Species affected: Coho salmon.

Locations and salmon rules:

North Fork Toutle River, from the Forks to the posted markers below the fish collection facility: Min. size 12". Salmon daily limit: A combined total of six adults and jacks may be retained, of which only one may be an adult Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Green River, from the mouth to posted markers 400' below the Toutle Hatchery Rack: Min. size 12". Salmon daily limit: A combined total of six adults and jacks may be retained, of which only one may be an adult Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Reason for action: Coho salmon returns to the Toutle Hatchery have been above levels needed to meet broodstock collection goals for the Toutle Hatchery programs. Increasing the adult coho limits on these rivers will provide additional fishing opportunities while still meeting program goals.

Additional information:

Anglers should be aware that the entrance gate at North Toutle hatchery (located on the Green River) will remain closed. Do not block gate. The hatchery facility remains closed to the Public. Anglers should avoid the main hatchery facility and adult ponds. To gain access to the river, follow signage and painted user trail around the facility.

All 'closed waters' areas defined in the 2021-2022 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet remain in effect.

Information contact: Josua Holowatz (360) 906-6771.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions 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.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).

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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