Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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


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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