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

September 13, 2013

Fishing opportunities for Chinook salmon expanded on the lower Columbia River

Action #1a: Allows retention of 2 hatchery adult chinook from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock boundary (near the Lewis River).

Effective date: Sept. 13 through Sept. 30, 2013

Species affected: Fall chinook

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock line (a line from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore through red buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore.

Daily limit: Two adult hatchery (adipose fin-clipped) salmon or steelhead. All other permanent rules apply, including no retention of chinook jacks (less than 24 inches) downstream of the Tongue Point-Rocky Point line until Oct. 1.

Action #1b: Allows retention of 2 adult chinook as part of the daily limit.

Effective date: Oct.1 through Dec. 31, 2013

Species affected: Fall chinook

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock line (a line from the Warrior Rock Lighthouse on the Oregon shore through red buoy #4 to the orange marker atop the dolphin on the Washington shore.

Daily limit: Two adult salmon or steelhead. All other permanent rules apply.

Action #2: the daily bag limit will include up to two adult chinook in the area from the Warrior Rock line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Effective Date: Sept. 13 through Dec. 31, 2013

Species affected: Fall chinook

Area: The mainstem Columbia River from Warrior Rock line upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Action #3: Effective Sept. 13 through Dec. 31: Each (legal) angler aboard a vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily limit of salmon/steelhead for all licensed and juvenile anglers aboard has been achieved.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of chinook remain available base