Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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March 3, 2010

Salmonid daily limit increased to two fish on the lower Klickitat River

Action: Klickitat River anglers will be able to retain two hatchery chinook, hatchery steelhead, or one of each as part of their daily limit.

Species affected: Chinook and steelhead

Effective dates: April 3 through May 31, 2010. Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.

Location: Klickitat River from mouth to the Fisher Hill Bridge (located about 3 miles upstream from the mouth).

Reason for action: This year, 4,500 adult spring chinook are expected to return to the Klickitat. Over 70% of the run is expected to be hatchery fish.

After consulting with the Yakama Indian Nation, an additional hatchery spring chinook or hatchery steelhead was added to the daily limit. In addition, the extra weekend day of fishing added last year will continue in the spring of 2010.

Other information: Night closure and anti-snag rule will be in effect.

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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