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

November 21, 2008

Increase daily limit of hatchery adult coho on the Washougal River

Action: Increase the daily limit of adult hatchery coho from 2 to 4 fish.

Species affected: Hatchery coho

Effective date: Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, 2008

Location: Mainstem Washougal from mouth to bridge at Salmon Falls.

Reason for action: Hatchery escapement needs for broodstock have been met. Significant numbers of surplus hatchery coho are available for harvest in the river.

Other information: Salmon daily limit 6 fish. Up to 4 may be adults of which no more than 2 may be adult chinook. Minimum size 12 inches. Release wild coho and chum. Through November 30, release chinook upstream of the Little Washougal River. Closed waters from bridge at Salmon Falls upstream including all tributaries.

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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