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

July 6, 2007

Area opens for wheelchair anglers on the Cowlitz River

Action: Open a special wheelchair bound angler fishery.

Effective dates: July 07, 2007 until further notice.

Species affected: All species legal to retain in lower Cowlitz River.

Location: At the mouth of the new hatchery outfall at the Cowlitz Trout hatchery within the 100" radius of the outfall within the special wheelchair accessible site which has been developed. (This area is currently closed by emergency rule to all citizen fishing).

Reasons for action: Wheelchair bound anglers have limited options for sport fishing opportunity. This site, developed by Tacoma Power, will provide much needed access.

Other information: Fishers and designated harvesters must be present and participating in the fishery. Regulations