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

June 29, 2007

Upper Columbia River summer Chinook fishery closes July 3

Action: Closes the on-going Columbia River summer Chinook fishery above Bonneville Dam.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m., July 3, 2007.

Species affected: Adult Chinook salmon.

Location: Bonneville Dam upstream to Priest Rapids Dam.

Reason for action: Recreational fisheries below Priest Rapids Dam were allocated 1,650 summer Chinook for harvest, based on the pre-season forecast. High catch projections indicate the recreational guideline has been met and additional fish may not be available, as dam passage is slightly less than expected.

Other Information: The area below Bonneville Dam closed June 30. Fall season fisheries begin August 1.

Information contact: Region 5 Office at (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 rul