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 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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