Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 2, 2014

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam salmon sport fishing reopens in time for holiday weekend

Action: Re-opens for adult chinook retention four days (July 3-6) and for sockeye retention (July 3-31) on the Columbia River from The Astoria Megler Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Species affected: Adult hatchery chinook and sockeye.

Area: Mainstem Columbia River from The Astoria Megler Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam.

Effective date: July 3 through July 31, 2014.

Daily limit: Daily salmonid limit is 6 fish; minimum size is 12 inches. Up to 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release all salmon other than hatchery chinook and sockeye. July 7 through July 31: Release all adult chinook

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery chinook and sockeye remain available based on the in-season forecast update, associated management agreements, and harvest estimates to date.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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