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

June 5, 2009

Rule change on Gray Wolf River to protect wild summer steelhead

Actions: Change the game fish rules on the Gray Wolf River to: All game fish - catch and release. Selective gear rules in effect.

Effective dates: June 6, 2009 until further notice.

Species affected: Trout and all game fish.

Location: From the mouth at Dungeness Forks Campground upstream to the Olympic National Park boundary.

Reasons for action: Wild summer steelhead inhabiting the affected waters are part of the Puget Sound Steelhead Distinct Population Segment, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The fishing rule changes are intended to protect wild summer steelhead from incidental fishing mortality.

Other Information: CLOSED WATERS - from mouth at Dungeness Forks Campground to bridge at river mile 1.

Information Contact: Bill Freymond, Region 6 - Regional Fisheries Manager, 360-753-2600, ext. 225. William.Freymond@dfw.wa.gov.

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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