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

July 3, 2013

Sol Duc River will close to fishing in the vicinity of Sol Duc Hatchery

Action: Closes the Sol Duc River from the Sol Duc Hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station to all fishing.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m, July 6, 2013 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Sol Duc River, from the Sol Duc Hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station.

Reason for action: Returns of spring/summer chinook to the hatchery are well below egg-take needs. Adult chinook are staging in the river near the hatchery and will likely enter the hatchery trap as stream flows change. This closure is needed to protect these chinook until broodstock needs are achieved.

Information contact: Mike Gross, District 16 fish biologist, (360) 249-1210; Kirt Hughes, Region 6 Fish manager, (360) 249-1204.

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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