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

February 11, 2010

Steelhead fishing rule change on the Cowlitz River

Action: Allow retention of steelhead with a clipped right ventral fin and a healed scar at the location of the clipped fin

Effective dates: Feb 13, 2010.

Species affected: Late winter steelhead.

Location: Cowlitz River from boundary markers at the mouth to Mayfield Dam.

Reasons for action: Right ventral fin marked steelhead are surplus to broodstock needs.

Other information: Right ventral marked steelhead are no longer being released in the upper Cowlitz basin.

Information contact: Wolf Dammers, Region 5 (360) 696-6211

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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