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

October 22, 2008

Modifies temporary selective gear rule in the Quillayute River system

Action: Modifies the selective gear requirement in the Quillayute River System to allow fishing from boats equipped with internal combustion engines.

Effective dates: Immediately through Oct. 31, 2008.

Species affected: Chinook and coho

Location: Waters within the Quillayute River system, including the Quillayute, Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah and Dickey Rivers, where salmon retention is allowed.

Reasons for action: Implementing selective gear rules for these areas of the Quillayute River system was for the purpose of facilitating the release of wild coho and was not intended to preclude fishing from motorized boats.

Information contact: Mike Gross, (360) 249-1210

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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