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

September 15, 2005

Chinook retention to close Sept. 18 on Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue Point to Bonneville Dam

Action: Retention of chinook will close on the mainstem Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. September 18 through December 31

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Mainstem Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam

Reason for action: The Columbia River fall chinook runsize is below expectations and impacts of the ESA listed Snake River wild fall chinook allowed for the mainstem sport fishery are expected to be met.

Other information: The daily salmon limit in this area continues to be six salmon but no more than 2 adults. All chinook, chum, sockeye and wild coho must be released.

Information contact: WDFW Region 5 office in Vancouver, (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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