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

May 28, 2003

Spring chinook adult retention allowed on upper Klickitat River beginning June 1, 2003

Action: Modify the daily limit to six salmon, no more than two adults.

Effective date: June 1 through July 31, 2003.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Location: Klickitat River from 400' upstream from fishway #5 to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.

Reason for action: Spring chinook returns to Klickitat Salmon Hatchery have been strong and the hatchery escapement goal is expected to be reached in the next few days.

Other information: Salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Any chinook, with or without an adipose fin intact, may be retained.

Under permanent regulations, the area from the mouth upstream to the Fisher Hill Bridge will also open for salmon fishing seven days per week beginning June 1. The daily limit in this river section is also six salmon, but no more than two adults.

Information contact: John Weinheimer (360) 906-6746

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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