Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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October 12, 2005

Elochoman River to close to salmon fishing

Action: Close Elochoman River to salmon fishing

Effective dates: Oct. 16 through Dec. 31, 2005

Species affected: All salmon

Location: Elochoman River from mouth to West Fork

Reasons for action: Late run hatchery coho are expected to return below numbers needed for hatchery broodstock.

Other information: Other regulations for trout and other game fish are listed in the 2005/2006 Fishing in Washington, Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet.

Information contact: Wolf Dammers (360) 906-6709

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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