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

July 18, 2003

Coastal salmon fishing to open 7 days/week off Ilwaco, Westport

Action: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 2 (Westport) extended to 7 days per week beginning Friday, July 25.

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. July 25, 2003

Species affected: Chinook and coho

Location: Marine Areas 1 and 2

Reason for action: Sufficient numbers of chinook and coho remain on the quotas to increase opportunity and allow the fishery to continue through the end of the season.

Other information: The bag limit remains unchanged at 2 salmon, no more than one chinook and wild coho release. The minimum size for chinook remains at 26 inches and 16 inches for coho. Marine Area 2-1 and Marine Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line will also open 7 days per week beginning July 25 and continue through August 15 when permanent regulations listed in the sport fishing pamphlet take effect.

Contact information: WDFW Fish Program, (360) 902-2700

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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