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

August 27, 2010

Waters on the Elochoman River directly above weir closed to fishing

Action: Close waters to fishing from the temporary adult fish weir on the Elochoman River to 200 feet upstream. Effective Dates: Immediately until further notice. Species affected: All game fish and salmon Location: Elochoman River, Wahkiakum County near Foster (Risk) Rd.

Reason for action: This rule change is needed to give fish that are released from the weir sufficient time to recover before entering the fishery.

Other information: Under permanent regulations, waters are closed from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife rack downstream to Foster (Risk) Rd. Bridge while rack is installed in river making the area directly around the weir CLOSED waters. The weir structure is posted with NO TRESPASSING signs for the safety of anglers and the public.

The salmon daily limit is 6 fish of which all may be adults. Only 2 of the adults may be Chinook. Release all wild coho, Chinook, and chum. Minimum size is 12 inches.

Closed waters and night closures plus anti-snagging rule and stationary gear restrictions remain the same as listed in the 2010/2011 Fishing in Washington pamphlet.

Information contacts: (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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