Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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October 29, 2010

Closure of Nisqually River for coho retention

Action: Close Nisqually River for coho retention.

Effective Dates: Nov. 1, 2010 until further notice.

Species affected: Coho salmon.

Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek).Pierce/Thurston counties.

Reason for action: As of Oct. 22, only 75 hatchery coho have returned to the Clear Creek salmon hatchery. Approximately 700 adults are needed to meet the program goal.

Other information: Anglers should refer to the Sport fishing Rules 2010/2011 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON for other ongoing fishing opportunities.

Information Contact: Larry Phillips (360) 902-2721.

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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