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

September 29, 2010

Lower Quilcene River to close for fishing

Action: Closes lower Quilcene River for fishing.

Effective Dates: Oct. 2 through Oct. 31, 2010.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Quilcene River from mouth to the electric weir at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery.

Reason for action: The coho run is low and the hatchery has not collected enough fish to meet egg-take goals.

Other Information: The river will re-open if egg-take needs are met.

Information contacts: Thom Johnson, district biologist, 360-765-3979

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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