Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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January 31, 2003

Salmon fishery extended in upper Chehalis River

Actions: Extension of recreational salmon fishing season in upper Chehalis River.

Effective Date: February 1, 2003 through February 28, 2003.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Chehalis River from the Porter Bridge to High Bridge on Weyerhaeuser 1000 Line, approximately 400 yards downstream from Rogers Creek.

Reason for action: The intended rule change was omitted during publication of the 2002-03 regulations pamphlet.

Other information: The salmon daily limit is 6 salmon, including no more than 2 adults. Release wild adult coho and adult chinook. Minimum size is 12 inches. The Chehalis River downstream of the Porter Bridge remains closed to salmon fishing.

Information contact: Contact the Montesano Region 6 Office. 360 586-6129 or 360 249-4628 Bill Campbell Ext. 203 or Kirt Hughes Ext. 213.

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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