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

May 6, 2010

Lake Scanewa opens May 8 for hatchery spring chinook

Action: Open Lake Scanewa (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir) to fishing for hatchery spring chinook beginning.

Effective dates: May 8 through May 31, 2010.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook Salmon

Location: Lake Scanewa (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir) from Cowlitz Falls Dam to listed boundaries in the Cispus and Cowlitz rivers arms (see sport fishing rules pamphlet).

Reasons for action: Through April 30 over 500 spring chinook have been trucked to Lake Scanewa for sport fishing opportunity and reintroduction efforts.

Other information: The daily limit is 6 hatchery salmon, no more than 2 may be adults. Wild chinook must be released. Minimum size is 8 inches. Lake Scanewa will revert to permanent fishing regulations beginning June 1, 2010. The per