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

September 29, 2005

Chinook salmon limits modified in Marine Area 3

Action: LaPush Late Season daily limit liberalized to allow two chinook

Effective dates: September 28, 2005 through October 9, 2005

Species affected: Chinook

Location: LaPush Late Season Area (Waters of Marine Area 3 north of 4750'00"N latitude and south of 4800?00??N latitude).

Reasons for action: More angling opportunity can be provided while staying within the quota for chinook.

Other information: Two salmon bag limit. Release wild coho. The minimum size for chinook is 24 inches and the minimum size for coho is 16 inches.

Information contact: Doug Milward Fish and Wildlife Biologist, 360-902-2739, Tim Flint, Statewide Salmon Manager, 360-902-2728.

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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