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

October 5, 2007

Oak Harbor opens for coho fishing

Action: Opens Oak Harbor for coho fishing.

Effective Date: Effective immediately.

Species affected: Coho salmon.

Location: Oak Harbor westerly of a line from Forbes Point to Blowers Bluff in Marine Area 8-1.

Reason for action: Surplus hatchery coho returning to the net pen facility in the Harbor are available for harvest.

Other information: Daily limit is 2 coho salmon only. Anglers must immediately release all other salmon caught. Boat handling rule is in effect for all salmon except coho. Anglers may not bring salmon other than coho aboard a vessel ("aboard a vessel" is defined as inside the gunwale). All other waters of Marine Area 8-1 remain closed to salmon fishing until November 1.

Information contact: Steve Thiesfeld, (360) 902-2715

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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