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

May 11, 2005

Grays River to open for hatchery spring chinook beginning May 14

Action: The Grays River will open to fishing for hatchery spring chinook beginning Saturday, May 14.

Effective Dates: May 14 through July 31, 2005.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon.

Location: Grays River from mouth to South Fork and West Fork Grays River From mouth to hatchery intake/footbridge.

Reason for action: Adult spring chinook straying from Select Area Fishery Evaluation sites are entering the Grays River. These fish are not needed for brood stock.

Other information: The daily limit is 6 hatchery salmon, no more than 2 may be adults. Wild chinook must be released. Minimum size is 12 inches. This regulation change is for salmon only. Regulations for other species, including steelhead