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 Washougal 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.

Location: Washougal River - from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls.

Rule: Salmon: Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit six. Up to six adults may be retained, of which one 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 Washougal River has exceeded preseason expectations. Broodstock collection goals for Washougal River programs are on track to be met and additional fish are available for harvest.

Additional information: Anglers are reminded that the salmon daily limit for Camas Slough follows the most liberal rule of the adjacent Washougal River or mainstem Columbia River when either area is open for salmon angling. At this time, it is expected that the rule defined above will be the most liberal of the two areas, during the effective dates. 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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