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

June 2, 2005

Fishing for adult chinook opens on a section of the Klickitat River

Action: Beginning Saturday June 4, adult Chinook may be retained on the Klickitat River.

Effective dates: June 4 through July 31, 2005.

Species affected: Chinook

Location: The Klickitat River, from 400 feet above the #5 fishway, upstream to the boundary markers just below the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery. The #5 fishway is located about one-half mile upstream from Fisher Hill Bridge, and the bridge is about two miles upstream from the river mouth.

Reasons for action: . The Klickitat Hatchery is expected to reach it?s escapement goal for spring Chinook, making additional adult Chinook available for harvest. (The area is currently open for jack salmon only).

Other information: Special daily limit of six salmon, no more than two may be adults. Minimum size is 12 inches in length.

Information contact: John Weinhemer 360/696-6211

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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