Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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