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

April 19, 2005

Deep River spring chinook sport fishery closed in concurrent waters

Action: Deep River (Wahkiakum County) is closed to salmon fishing downstream of the Highway 4 Bridge.

Effective date: April 21, 2005 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook

Location: Deep River (Wahkiakum County) downstream of the Highway 4 Bridge.

Reason for action: Modification to the sport fishery is necessary to be consistent with conservation actions and closures in the mainstem Columbia River for spring chinook. Bonneville Dam counts of spring chinook are less than expected at this time. This action provides consistency with closure of the mainstem Columbia River and provides additional protection for upriver spring chinook that may stray into this lower area of the Deep River.