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

August 31, 2005

Wild coho release required on White Salmon River

Action: Anglers must release wild coho on the White Salmon River.

Effective dates: September 3 through December 31, 2005.

Species affected: Wild Coho.

Location: White Salmon River from the mouth which is defined as markers on the east and west shores and when buoys are in place southerly to the buoy and east-west between the buoys upstream to Northwestern (Condit) Dam.

Reasons for action: Lower Columbia River wild coho have recently been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This action will create a selective fishery for hatchery coho while protecting the wild component of the run.

Other information: All other fishing regulations pertaining to fishing in the Wind River listed in the 2005/2005 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet rema