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

May 11, 2005

Columbia River steelhead, shad sport fisheries opener delayed

Action 1 - Steelhead: The Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to the I-5 Bridge will not open to steelhead angling beginning May 16, 2005 as originally scheduled.

Action 2 Shad: The Columbia River from the mouth to Bonneville Dam will not open to shad angling beginning May 16, 2005 as originally scheduled.

Effective date: May 16, 2005 until further notice.

Species affected: Steelhead and shad.

Location: Columbia River from the mouth to Bonneville Dam.

Reason for action: Modification to the mainstem steelhead and shad sport fisheries is necessary to provide additional protection to spring chinook destined for areas above Bonneville Dam.

Other information: Managers will continue to review stock status of spring chinook and meet weekly to make changes as needed.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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