Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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October 18, 2005

Chinook retention to re-open Oct. 20 on Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Highway 395 Bridge

Action: Retention of Chinook will be allowed on the mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Hwy 395 Bridge, as permitted under permanent regulations.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Oct. 20, 2005

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge, near Pasco Washington.

Reason for action: Opportunity for additional Chinook harvest is available. Allowable impacts to the ESA listed Snake River wild fall Chinook remain on the non-Indian guideline.

Other information: Refer to the 2005-2006 Fishing in Washington pamphlet for area-specific regulations and catch limits.

Information contact: WDFW Region 5 office in Vancouver, (360) 696-6211. Dial (360) 696-6211 *1010 for hotline.

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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