Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

November 16, 2010

ADA-accessible fishing site opens at the Bingham Creek Hatchery

Action: Opens the ADA-Accessible Fishing Area at the Bingham Creek Hatchery to persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair, have a reduced fee license and/or who have a designated harvester card.

Effective Dates: Nov. 16, 2010 - March 15, 2011

All Species: Night closure and single point barbless hooks required.

Trout: Nov.16 - March 15. Minimum size 14". Daily limit 2 hatchery fish.

Other Game Fish: Nov. 16 - March 15. Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Salmon: Nov. 16 - Jan. 31. Min. size 12". Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release chinook, wild coho, and chum.

Species affected: Hatchery coho salmon, hatchery steelhead trout, and other game fish.

Location: From Bingham Creek Hatchery barrier dam on the East Fork Satsop River downstream 400 feet.

Reason for Action: Sufficient surplus of hatchery fish exists to provide opportunity for an ADA-only sport fishery.

Other information:

Anglers and/or harvesters must follow all applicable fishing regulations for Satsop River.

Persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and/or who have a designated harvester card under WAC 220-55-065 may fish from the ADA-accessible site at the Bingham Creek Hatchery, provided such persons follow all applicable rules and regulations.

Designated harvesters may fish from the ADA-accessible site with persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and/or who have a designated harvester card, if room allows. However, persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair have priority over others if the ADA-accessible site becomes overcrowded.

Information contacts: Region 6 Montesano, Charmane Ashbrook, (360) 249-1205 or Barbara McClellan (360) 249-1213.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet