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, 2006

Chinook retention to reopen Saturday, September 30 on Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco

Action: Retention of Chinook salmon will reopen on the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco

Effective date: September 30 through December 31, 2006.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Highway 395 Bridge in Pasco, Washington

Reason for action: The impacts to the ESA-listed Snake River wild fall Chinook allowed for this fishery are expected to be minor and within the total allowable impacts for non-Indian fisheries.

Other Information: The Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam to Rocky Point/Tongue Point will remain closed for Chinook retention but is open for hatchery steelhead and hatchery coho retention.

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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