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 Scharp