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 Washougal River

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

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

Species affected: Hatchery coho salmon.

Location: Washougal River from mouth to bridge at Salmon Falls.

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 Little Washougal upstream. Wild coho and all chum must also be released.

Information contact: John Weinheimer 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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