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

May 30, 2008

Elochoman River opens to fishing for hatchery spring chinook

Action: The Elochoman River opens to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook beginning Sunday June 1.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Effective dates: June 1, 2008 through July 31, 2008

Location: Elcohoman River from mouth to West Fork

Daily limits: Daily limit is six hatchery spring chinook of which no more than two may be adults. Minimum size 12 inches. Wild Chinook must be released.

Other information: Opens to fishing for hatchery steelhead June 1 under permanent rules.

Reason for action: In the recent years, spring Chinook strays from the nearby Select Area Fishery Evaluation sites have been found in the system. These fish are not needed for broodstock.

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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