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

August 28, 2008

Buoy 10 to close for salmon and steelhead fishing

Action: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line will close to salmon fishing.

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

Species affected: All salmon and steelhead.

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 September 1 (with the exception of the sanctuary area around the mouth of the Lewis River).

Reason for action: The Buoy 10 fishery has achieved the catch guideline for coho.

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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