Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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July 2, 2009

WDFW corrects fishing rules for the Quinault River

Action: Corrects fishing regulations for the Quinault River. The regulations are:

Immediately through Aug. 31, 2009 - Daily limit six jacks only. Minimum size 12 inches in length.

Sept. 1, through - Oct. 31, 2009 - Daily limit six salmon, up to two adults may be retained and may be any combination of chinook and coho. Minimum size 12 inches in length. Release chum and sockeye.

Effective dates: Immediately through Oct. 31, 2009

Species affected: Chinook and Coho

Location: From mouth at upper end of Quinault Lake upstream to National Park boundary.

Reasons for action: The original regulation was intended to provide harvest opportunity for adult fall chinook and coho. The July 1 date in 2009-2010 Fishing in Washington Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet for retention of adult chinook and coho was inadvertently included in the regulation. During July and August adult spring chinook are present in the system and require protection in order to meet conservation objectives.

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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