Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

October 18, 2006

Cowlitz River coho limit increases

Action: Increase adult coho daily limit from two adults to four adults.

Effective dates: Oct. 20 through Dec. 31, 2006

Species affected: Adult coho salmon

Location: Cowlitz River from boundary markers at mouth to Mayfield Dam

Reasons for action: Hatchery escapement is expected to be met and surplus coho are available for harvest.

Other information: The salmon daily limit through December 31 will be as follows: Six fish but no more than four adults, except only two adult Chinook. Wild coho and chum must be released and all Chinook must be released from Blue Creek to Mill Creek.

Information Contact: Wolf Dammers, 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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