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

May 27, 2008

Lake Chelan Chinook salmon fishing to be extended

Action: Extends Chinook salmon fishing.

Effective dates: June 1 until further notice.

Species affected: Land locked summer Chinook salmon.

Location: All of Lake Chelan, except within 400 feet of the mouths of all tributaries.

Reason for action: Preliminary efforts to provide a salmon fishery based on triploid summer chinook stocking have been successful. However, much information concerning abundance and fish origin is needed to guide future management decisions. Sampling of salmon caught in the sport fishery is designed to provide this information.

Other Information: Minimum size is 15 inches, Daily limit of one salmon. No catch record card is needed. Land locked summer chinook are not listed or protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Information contact: Art Viola (509) 665-3337 or the Wenatchee Office (509) 662-0452.

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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