Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

March 1, 2022

Adult salmon daily limit reduced on the Kalama River

Action: Reduces the adult salmon daily limit to 1 fish.

Effective date: Effective Mar. 1, 2022, until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: From the mouth upstream to 1,000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery (Kalama Falls Hatchery)

Rule: Salmon min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 1 adult may be retained. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Reason for action: Preseason forecasts indicate a reduced adult salmon daily limit is necessary to provide both spring Chinook angling opportunity and to meet broodstock and hatchery collection goals.

Additional information: Fishery managers will continue to monitor spring Chinook returns to the Kalama River to determine if additional open fishing periods and/or increased retention limits can be implemented.

All other permanent rules remain in effect; please refer to the Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional information.

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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