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

November 3, 2021

Wild Chinook must be released on the Quillayute, Sol Duc, Dickey, Bogachiel, and Calawah rivers

Action: Anglers are required to release all wild Chinook.

Effective date: Nov. 5 through Nov. 30, 2021.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Locations:

Quillayute River (Clallam Co.), from Olympic National Park Boundary upstream to confluence of Bogachiel and Sol Duc rivers.

Sol Duc River (Clallam Co.), from mouth to the concrete pump station at Sol Duc Hatchery.

Dickey River (Clallam Co.), from Olympic National Park boundary upstream to the confluence of the East and West Forks.

Bogachiel River (Clallam Co.), from mouth to Hwy 101 Bridge.

Calawah River (Clallam Co.), from the mouth to Hwy 101 Bridge.

Reason for action: In-season data indicates that wild fall Chinook salmon in the Quillayute watershed are returning well below the pre-season forecast. To meet conservation guidelines and ensure that the minimum spawner escapement goal of 3,000 is met, non-retention of wild Chinook is being required.

Additional information: Permanent regulations include release wild coho and only one single-point barbless hook allowed.

Please see the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional rules, or visit the WDFW website at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations and continue to check for emergency regulations in the affected area.

Information contact: Region 6 office, 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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