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

June 8, 2007

Daily limit for hatchery steelhead will increase on the Cowlitz River

Action: Increase bag limit to six hatchery steelhead on the Cowlitz River.

Effective dates: June 9 through Oct. 31, 2007

Species affected: Hatchery summer steelhead

Location: Cowlitz River from the Hwy 4 Bridge at Kelso upstream to 100 feet or posted markers below the Barrier Dam.

Reasons for action: The summer steelhead run on the Cowlitz River is strong and the hatchery escapement goal will be met.

Other information: Steelhead are no longer being recycled downstream on the Cowlitz River.

Information contact: Wolf Dammers 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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