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 retention to close beginning October 1 in Buoy 10 and on Mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco

Action: Retention of chinook will close on the mainstem Columbia River from the mouth to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line and from Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco. This action effectively closes the entire mainstem Columbia River to the retention of Chinook from the mouth to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco.

Effective date: 12:01A.M. October 1 through December 31.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Mainstem Columbia River from the mouth to Rocky Point/Tongue Point line and from Bonneville Dam to Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco.

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 for other salmon species is as listed in the 2005/2006 Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet.

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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