Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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 remain in effect.

Information contact: John Weinheimer - (360) 906-6746

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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