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

April 17, 2008

Columbia River hatchery Spring Chinook recreational fishery closes below Bonneville Dam

Action: Close the spring Chinook recreational fishery below Bonneville Dam

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Monday April 21,2008

Location: Hayden Island west powerlines upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Species affected: Chinook, steelhead and shad.

Reason for action: The recreational spring Chinook fishery in the area below Bonneville Dam is expected to reach the ESA- impact limit set aside specifically for the fishery prior to the scheduled closure date of May 1.

Additional information: Regulations for shad and steelhead retention below Bonneville Dam will revert to permanent regulations. Check the "Fishing in Washington" pamphlet for details. The area above Bonneville Dam is scheduled to remain open through May 10, 2008.

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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