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

September 14, 2017

Wind River to remain closed to fishing above Shipherd Falls

Action: The Wind River from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls to Moore Bridge will remain closed to fishing.

Effective dates: Sept. 16 through Nov. 30, 2017

Species affected: All gamefish

Location: Wind River from 100 feet above Shipherd Falls to Moore Bridge

Reason for action: A minimum escapement of 500 wild summer steelhead is needed to allow for the opening of a catch-and-release fishery above Shipherd Falls on September 16. Based on recent survey results and average run timing, the wild escapement is projected to be well below that objective. Summer steelhead returns have been low throughout the Columbia River basin this year.

Other information: This area will be closed to all fishing to protect the low numbers of summer steelhead arriving this year to spawn.

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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