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

February 28, 2008

Deep River recreational fisheries modified during spring Chinook season

Action: Reduces the Chinook bag limit

Date: March 24 through April 4, 2008

Location: Deep River, from the mouth upstream to the town bridge.

Species affected: Chinook, steelhead, shad

Daily Limit: Salmon - 6 fish of which only one may be an adult. Only adipose fin-clipped (hatchery) salmon may be retained. Release all wild Chinook, wild coho, sockeye and chum. Minimum size - 12 inches. Trout - 2 fish. All wild steelhead and wild cutthroat must be released. Minimum size - 12 inches. Shad - No daily limit or minimum size limit for shad. All other permanent regulations apply

Reason for action: To maintain concurrent regulations with the mainstem Columbia River spring Chinook recreational fishery, the Compact adopted the bag limit modification for Select Area recreational fisheries.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010

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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