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

January 27, 2009

Carbon River re-opens for angling

Action: The Carbon River re-opened to angling as per the 2008-09 regulation pamphlet which allows retention of surplus hatchery steelhead.

Effective dates: Immediately

Species affected: All game fish.

Location: Carbon River, tributary to the Puyallup River, in Pierce County.

Reasons for action: Re-opening the fishery will allow anglers to selectively harvest hatchery steelhead, thereby reducing the genetic and ecological competition between hatchery and wild fish.

Information Contact: Hal Michael, 360-902-2659

Hal.Michael@dfw.wa.gov

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphl