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

August 22, 2008

Buoy 10 to close for chinook retention; fishery remains open for hatchery coho and steelhead

Action: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line will close to chinook retention effective Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, but will remain open for hatchery coho and steelhead.

Effective dates: Aug. 25 through Dec. 31, 2008.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line.

Other Information: The mainstem Columbia River upstream of Buoy 10 (Tongue Point/Rocky Point line) is scheduled to open for chinook retention beginning Sept. 1 (with the exception of the sanctuary area around the mouth of the Lewis River).

Reason for action: The Buoy 10 fishery is expected to achieve the catch and/or upriver bright allocation by Sunday, Aug. 24.

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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