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

October 12, 2006

Chinook retention to reopen October 13 on Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam

Action: Retention of Chinook salmon will reopen on the mainstem Columbia River from the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam

Effective date: Oct. 13 through Dec. 31

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Mainstem Columbia River from Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam

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 for non-Indian fisheries.

Other Information: The daily limit in the Columbia River is six salmon but no more than two adults.

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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