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

September 26, 2008

Adult chinook must be released on the Kalama River

Action: Kalama River anglers must release adult Chinook salmon.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Effective dates: Sept. 27 through Dec. 31, 2008

Location: From boundary markers at the mouth upstream to the upper salmon hatchery.

Reason for action: Under permanent rules, adult Chinook must be released from the natural gas pipeline crossing upstream beginning October 1. However, the hatchery may not achieve its egg take goal, thus requiring an expanded closure for adult Chinook retention. Hatchery (adipose clipped) Chinook jacks remain available for harvest.

Other information: Daily limit is 6 salmon, of which no more than 4 may be adults. Release adult Chinook, wild Chinook jacks, wild coho, and chum.

Closed waters, gear restrictions, and night closures remain the same as listed in the 2008-2009 Fishing in Washington pamphlet.

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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