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