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

July 10, 2014

Columbia River below Bonneville Dam summer chinook fishing reopens

Action: Re-opens for adult chinook retention in the Columbia River.

Effective date: July 11 through July 31, 2014.

Species affected: Adult hatchery chinook.

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

Daily bag limit: Minimum size is 12 inches. Daily salmonid limit is 6 fish. Up to 2 may be adult salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release all salmon other than hatchery chinook and sockeye.

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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