Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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February 13, 2009

Deep River: Change in daily salmon limit

Action: The daily limit for salmon in Deep River (Wahkiakum County) may not include more than one adult hatchery Chinook during those days when the adjacent Columbia River waters are open to retention of salmon.

Effective date: March 1 through April 30, 2009.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Deep River (Wahkiakum County) from the mouth to town bridge.

Reason for action: Makes the salmon daily limit the same in Deep River as in the adjacent mainstem Columbia River during those days when the Columbia River (in the area below the Hayden Island west tower powerlines) is open to retention of salmon.

Additional Information: Waters of the Columbia River adjacent to Deep Creek stretch from the west power lines on Hayden Island downstream to Buoy 10. Those waters are open to salmon retention seven days per week from March 1-15. From March 16 through April 18, salmon retention will be limited to three days per week, Thursdays through Saturdays.

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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