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

November 9, 2007

Anglers allowed to retain whitefish and other game fish in the upper Cowlitz River

Action: Allow anglers to retain game fish other than trout in the upper Cowlitz River.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m., Nov. 10, 2007 through May 31, 2008.

Species affected: whitefish and other game fish.

Location: The Cowlitz River from the posted PUD sign on Peters Road upstream to the mouth of the Ohanepecosh River and the Muddy Fork.

Reason for action: This will allow harvest of whitefish and other game fish while continuing to restrict trout harvest on hatchery steelhead.

Other information: Statewide daily limits apply. Proposed Rule Change #46, to make this change permanent, is included in the 2008-2009 Sportfishing Rule Proposal package.

Information contact: Wolf Dammers, (360) 906-6709.

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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