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

November 10, 2021

Adult coho daily limit increased on the Kalama River

Action: Increases the adult coho portion of the salmon daily limit to six hatchery fish.

Effective date: Nov. 11 through Dec. 31, 2021

Species affected: Hatchery coho salmon.

Location: Kalama River, from the mouth to 1,000 feet below the fishway at Kalama Falls Hatchery.

Rule: Salmon: Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit six. Up to six adults may be retained, of which up to three may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Reason for action: The current return of hatchery coho salmon to the Kalama River has exceeded preseason expectations. Broodstock collection goals for Kalama River programs are on track to be met and additional fish are available for harvest.

Additional information: All other permanent rules published in the 2021-2022 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet remain in effect.

Information contact: Matt Gardner, District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-6746

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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