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

September 24, 2013

Puyallup River Oct. through Dec. fishing seasons set

Action: Opens salmon and gamefish seasons on the lower Puyallup River.

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013, except see closed days below.

Species affected: Salmon and gamefish.

Location: Puyallup River (Pierce Co.) from 11th Street Bridge upstream to White River.

Other information: From 11th Street Bridge to city of Puyallup outfall structure near junction of Freeman Road and North Levee Road: Night closure and anti-snagging rule are in effect and single point barbless hooks are required through Nov. 30. Salmon and gamefish season is open beginning October 3, except closed on October 1 and 2, Oct. 6, 7, 8, and 9, and Oct. 13, 14, 15, and 16. Trout minimum length is 14 inches. Oct. 3 through Oct. 31, salmon daily limit is 2 fish plus 2 additional pink. Release wild chinook. Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, salmon daily limit is 2 fish. Release wild chinook.

From city of Puyallup outfall structure near junction of Freeman Road and North Levee Road to mouth of the White River: Night closure and anti-snagging rule are in effect and single point barbless hooks are required through Nov. 30. Salmon and gamefish season is open. Trout minimum length is 14 inches. Oct.1 through Oct. 31, salmon daily limit is 2 fish plus 2 additional pink. Release wild chinook. Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, salmon daily limit is 2 fish. Release wild chinook.

Coho and hatchery chinook must measure at least 12 inches in length to be retained.

From the mouth of the White River to the Carbon River and both the White and Carbon rivers are not affected by this rule change. Anglers should consult the Fishing in Washington, Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional information.

Reason for action: Harvestable salmon are available.

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 regulation