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

November 22, 2006

Hatchery coho limit increased on Kalama River

Action: Increase daily limit to 3 adult hatchery coho on the Kalama River.

Effective dates: Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2006.

Species affected: Hatchery coho salmon.

Location: Kalama River from boundary markers at the mouth to 1000 feet below fishway at upper salmon hatchery.

Reasons for action: The return of hatchery coho is strong and hatchery escapement goals will be met.

Other information: Minimum size 12". Salmon daily limit is 6 fish but no more than 3 adults except only 2 adult chinook. All chinook must be released from the natural gas pipeline crossing upstream. Wild coho and all chum must also be released.

Information contact: John Weinheimer 360/696-6211

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