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

February 19, 2010

Hatchery adult spring chinook daily limit to change in Deep River

Action: The daily limit for salmon in Deep River (Wahkiakum County) may not include more than one hatchery adult chinook during those days when the adjacent waters of the mainstem Columbia River are open to retention of spring chinook.

Effective date: March 1 through April 18, 2010.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Deep River (Wahkiakum County) from the mouth to town bridge.

Reason for action: Boats launching from Deep River also fish the mainstem Columbia. This regulation will make the rules for both areas identical and easier to enforce.

Additional Information: Fishing for salmonids and shad on the adjacent mainstem Columbia is open 7 days per week, except closed on March 9, 16, 23 and 30. Daily salmonid limit is 6 fish (hatchery chinook or hatchery steelhead), of which no more than 2 may be adults and no more than one may be an adult chinook. Release all wild chinook.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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