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

September 30, 2010

Puyallup and Carbon rivers to close for salmon fishing

Action: Closes Puyallup and Carbon rivers for salmon fishing.

Effective Dates: Puyallup River - Oct. 4 through Oct. 31, 2010

Carbon River - Oct. 4 through Nov. 30, 2010

Species affected: Salmon


Puyallup River from mouth (11th Street Bridge) upstream to the mouth of Carbon River.

Carbon River from mouth upstream to the mouth of Voights Creek.

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

Other Information: The rivers will re-open for salmon fishing if egg-take needs are met. Fishing for gamefish remains open as described in the 2010/2011 Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet.

Information contacts: Mike Scharpf, district biologist, 360-902-2710

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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