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

March 4, 2022

Hatchery steelhead season extended on Salmon Creek (Clark County)

Action: Opens angling for and retention of hatchery steelhead.

Effective date: March 16 through May 27, 2022

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead

Location: Salmon Creek (Clark County): From the mouth to the 182nd Avenue Bridge.

Rule: Daily limit three. Selective gear rules in effect, except use of barbed hooks is allowed. Release wild steelhead.

Reason for action: Changes to the Salmon Creek hatchery steelhead program, resulting from the Mitchell Act Biological Opinion, have resulted in the replacement of early returning winter steelhead stocks with local stocks that exhibit a somewhat later run timing. This rule opens hatchery steelhead fishing during the timeframe outlined above and provides anglers with additional time to harvest these fish from Salmon Creek.

Additional information: Salmon Creek will return to permanent rules on May 28, 2022.

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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