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May 10, 2018 Lewis River will reopen to retention of hatchery chinook and steelhead Action: Anglers will be allowed to retain hatchery chinook salmon from the mouth of the Lewis River to Johnson Creek. In addition, the river will reopen to retention of hatchery chinook and hatchery steelhead from Johnson Creek to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam for bank fishing only (no boat fishing allowed). Effective dates: Saturday, May 12, 2018 until further notice. Species affected: Chinook salmon and steelhead. Location: Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz Co.) from the mouth to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam. Daily limit: Anglers may retain 6 hatchery chinook salmon per day, of which 1 may be an adult. In addition, anglers may retain 3 hatchery steelhead per day from Johnson Creek to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam. Reasons for action: The 2018 Lewis River spring chinook run is currently on track to meet the Lewis River Hatchery broodstock goals, allow for transport of fish to the upper Lewis River basin for reintroduction, and allow anglers to catch and retain hatchery chinook. Similarly, broodstock goals for summer steelhead are expected to be met on the Lewis River. Therefore, the section from Johnson Creek to the overhead power lines below Merwin Dam will be open early and allow hatchery steelhead retention. Other information: Chinook retention on the Lewis River was open under permanent rule until April 30 and subsequently closed to ensure hatchery broodstock goals were met. If spring chinook returns do not continue as expected, it may be necessary to close the retention fishery at a later date. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet and continue to monitor emergency rule notifications for complete rule information. 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. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in - 8:13 a.m. 5/12/2018
May 10, 2018

Lewis River will reopen to retention
of hatchery chinook and steelhead
Action: Anglers will be allowed to
retain hatchery chinook salmon from
the mouth of the Lewis River to
Johnson Creek. In addition, the river
will reopen to retention of hatchery
chinook and hatchery steelhead from
Johnson Creek to the overhead
powerlines below Merwin Dam for bank
fishing only (no boat fishing
allowed).

Effective dates: Saturday, May 12,
2018 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon and
steelhead.

Location: Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz
Co.) from the mouth to the overhead
powerlines below Merwin Dam.

Daily limit: Anglers may retain 6
hatchery chinook salmon per day, of
which 1 may be an adult. In addition,
anglers may retain 3 hatchery
steelhead per day from Johnson Creek
to the overhead powerlines below
Merwin Dam.

Reasons for action: The 2018 Lewis
River spring chinook run is currently
on track to meet the Lewis River
Hatchery broodstock goals, allow for
transport of fish to the upper Lewis
River basin for reintroduction, and
allow anglers to catch and retain
hatchery chinook. Similarly,
broodstock goals for summer steelhead
are expected to be met on the Lewis
River. Therefore, the section from
Johnson Creek to the overhead power
lines below Merwin Dam will be open
early and allow hatchery steelhead
retention.

Other information: Chinook retention
on the Lewis River was open under
permanent rule until April 30 and
subsequently closed to ensure
hatchery broodstock goals were met.
If spring chinook returns do not
continue as expected, it may be
necessary to close the retention
fishery at a later date. All other
permanent rules remain in effect.
Please refer to the Sport Fishing
Pamphlet and continue to monitor
emergency rule notifications for
complete rule information.

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.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

WDFW seeks candidates for Puget Sound sport crab and shrimp advisory committee OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking candidates to serve on a citizen committee that advises the department on Puget Sound recreational crab and shrimp fishing. Up to 12 individuals will be chosen for two-year appointments that begin on June 1, 2018. Candidates have until April 30 to apply. Committee members will advise department fishery managers on issues such as structuring sustainable fishing opportunities and developing fishery management plans, said Bob Sizemore, Puget Sound shellfish manager for WDFW. "Advisors provide a valuable link between the department and recreational fishers," Sizemore said. Advisors will be chosen based on their experience in the recreational crab and shrimp fishery; their ability to address issues in a thoughtful, productive manner; their willingness to engage in the management process; and their ability to communicate with fishery managers and other recreational and commercial fishers or organizations. Interested individuals do not have to be affiliated with an organized group. Any group or individual also can nominate a candidate. Letters of interest or nominations must include the following information: Name, address, telephone number and email address of the person to be considered. Relevant experience (including the Puget Sound marine area where the candidate most often harvests crab/shrimp) and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group. Views on how an advisor should work with other Puget Sound advisors and WDFW staff in resolving Puget Sound crab and shrimp fishery issues. Effectiveness in communication, including methods the candidate would use to relay information to regional constituents. Applications are due by 5 p.m., April 30, 2018, and may be mailed to: WDFW Port Townsend District Office, Attn: Bob Sizemore, 375 Hudson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5614. Applications can also be emailed to Robert.Sizemore@dfw.wa.gov. The advisory committee meets twice per year. Additional conference call meetings may also be held to discuss in-season management issues. Advisors will be expected to remain informed on pertinent issues and to provide objective assessments. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE - 3:01 p.m. 4/18/2018
WDFW seeks candidates for Puget Sound
sport crab and shrimp advisory
committee

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department
of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is
seeking candidates to serve on a
citizen committee that advises the
department on Puget Sound
recreational crab and shrimp fishing.

Up to 12 individuals will be chosen
for two-year appointments that begin
on June 1, 2018. Candidates have
until April 30 to apply.

Committee members will advise
department fishery managers on issues
such as structuring sustainable
fishing opportunities and developing
fishery management plans, said Bob
Sizemore, Puget Sound shellfish
manager for WDFW.

"Advisors provide a valuable link
between the department and
recreational fishers," Sizemore said.

Advisors will be chosen based on
their experience in the recreational
crab and shrimp fishery; their
ability to address issues in a
thoughtful, productive manner; their
willingness to engage in the
management process; and their ability
to communicate with fishery managers
and other recreational and commercial
fishers or organizations.

Interested individuals do not have to
be affiliated with an organized
group. Any group or individual also
can nominate a candidate.

Letters of interest or nominations
must include the following
information:

Name, address, telephone number and
email address of the person to be
considered.
Relevant experience (including the
Puget Sound marine area where the
candidate most often harvests
crab/shrimp) and reasons for wanting
to serve as a member of the advisory
group.
Views on how an advisor should work
with other Puget Sound advisors and
WDFW staff in resolving Puget Sound
crab and shrimp fishery issues.
Effectiveness in communication,
including methods the candidate would
use to relay information to regional
constituents.
Applications are due by 5 p.m., April
30, 2018, and may be mailed to: WDFW
Port Townsend District Office, Attn:
Bob Sizemore, 375 Hudson Street, Port
Townsend, WA 98368-5614. Applications
can also be emailed to
Robert.Sizemore@dfw.wa.gov.

The advisory committee meets twice
per year. Additional conference call
meetings may also be held to discuss
in-season management issues. Advisors
will be expected to remain informed
on pertinent issues and to provide
objective assessments.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Snake River spring chinook fisheries to open Action: Spring chinook salmon fishing opens two days per week on sections of the Snake River. Species affected: Spring chinook Locations and dates: A) Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River from the South Bound Highway 12 Bridge near Pasco upstream about 7 miles to the fishing restriction boundary below Ice Harbor Dam. Opens Friday, April 20, and will be open only Fridays and Saturdays until further notice. B) Below Little Goose Dam: Snake River from Texas Rapids boat launch (south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility (includes the walkway area locally known as "the Wall" in front of the juvenile collection facility). Opens Sunday, April 22, and will be open only Sundays and Mondays until further notice. C) Clarkston: Snake River from the downstream edge of the large power lines crossing the Snake River (just upstream from West Evans Road on the south shore) upstream about 3.5 miles to the Washington state line (from the east levee of the Greenbelt boat launch in Clarkston northwest across the Snake River to the Washington-Idaho boundary waters marker on the Whitman County shore). Opens Sunday, April 22, and will be open only Sundays and Mondays until further notice. Daily Limits: Six hatchery chinook (marked by a clipped adipose fin), of which no more than one may be an adult. Anglers must cease fishing for salmon when the hatchery adult limit has been retained for the day. Reason for action: A relatively good forecast of spring chinook combined with limited weekly openings in each zone should allow for a prolonged season, which was requested by anglers. The restrictions on the fishery should also help ensure sharing of fishing opportunities with upriver fishery zones and compliance with Endangered Species Act (ESA) restrictions and harvest allocations available for the Snake River. Other Information: Anglers may retain chinook that are 12 inches or larger. Adult chinook are 24 inches or larger. Anglers can retain only hatchery chinook, marked with a clipped adipose fin (chinook must have a healed scar at the location of the missing fin). Any chinook salmon with an intact adipose fin, as well as all bull trout and steelhead must be immediately released unharmed. In addition: Anglers fishing for chinook salmon must use barbless hooks. A night closure is in effect or salmon fishing. Anglers cannot remove any chinook salmon or steelhead from the water unless it is to be retained as part of the daily bag limit. Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2017-2018 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for other regulations. Information contact: Jeremy Trump, District Fish Biologist, 509-382-1005. 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. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit - 2:58 p.m. 4/18/2018
Snake River spring chinook fisheries
to open

Action: Spring chinook salmon fishing
opens two days per week on sections
of the Snake River.

Species affected: Spring chinook

Locations and dates:

A) Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River
from the South Bound Highway 12
Bridge near Pasco upstream about 7
miles to the fishing restriction
boundary below Ice Harbor Dam. Opens
Friday, April 20, and will be open
only Fridays and Saturdays until
further notice.

B) Below Little Goose Dam: Snake
River from Texas Rapids boat launch
(south side of the river upstream of
the mouth of Tucannon River) to the
fishing restriction boundary below
Little Goose Dam. This zone includes
the rock and concrete area between
the juvenile bypass return pipe and
Little Goose Dam along the south
shoreline of the facility (includes
the walkway area locally known as
"the Wall" in front of the juvenile
collection facility). Opens Sunday,
April 22, and will be open only
Sundays and Mondays until further
notice.

C) Clarkston: Snake River from the
downstream edge of the large power
lines crossing the Snake River (just
upstream from West Evans Road on the
south shore) upstream about 3.5 miles
to the Washington state line (from
the east levee of the Greenbelt boat
launch in Clarkston northwest across
the Snake River to the Washington-
Idaho boundary waters marker on the
Whitman County shore). Opens Sunday,
April 22, and will be open only
Sundays and Mondays until further
notice.

Daily Limits: Six hatchery chinook
(marked by a clipped adipose fin), of
which no more than one may be an
adult. Anglers must cease fishing
for salmon when the hatchery adult
limit has been retained for the day.

Reason for action: A relatively good
forecast of spring chinook combined
with limited weekly openings in each
zone should allow for a prolonged
season, which was requested by
anglers. The restrictions on the
fishery should also help ensure
sharing of fishing opportunities with
upriver fishery zones and compliance
with Endangered Species Act (ESA)
restrictions and harvest allocations
available for the Snake River.

Other Information: Anglers may
retain chinook that are 12 inches or
larger. Adult chinook are 24 inches
or larger. Anglers can retain only
hatchery chinook, marked with a
clipped adipose fin (chinook must
have a healed scar at the location of
the missing fin). Any chinook salmon
with an intact adipose fin, as well
as all bull trout and steelhead must
be immediately released unharmed.

In addition: Anglers fishing for
chinook salmon must use barbless
hooks. A night closure is in effect
or salmon fishing. Anglers cannot
remove any chinook salmon or
steelhead from the water unless it is
to be retained as part of the daily
bag limit.

Anglers are reminded to refer to the
2017-2018 Washington Sport Fishing
Rules pamphlet for other regulations.

Information contact: Jeremy Trump,
District Fish Biologist, 509-382-
1005.

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.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Hundreds of lowland lakes open April 28; First opener to feature fishing rules mobile app OLYMPIA–Trout fishing in Washington reaches full speed April 28 when hundreds of lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – open for a six-month season. To prepare for the opener, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) fish hatchery crews have been stocking more than 12 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide. "Although many lakes are open year-round, the fourth Saturday in April marks the traditional start of the lowland lakes fishing season, when hundreds of thousands of anglers are expected to turn out to fish," said Steve Thiesfeld, WDFW's inland fish program manager. This is also the first lowland lakes opener in which those anglers can use the new Fish Washington mobile app to help find a fishing hole near them. "The Fish Washington app is a planning tool that should be on every Washington angler's smart phone," said Thiesfeld. "It is designed to convey up-to-the-minute fishing regulations for every lake in the state." To obtain the new Fish Washington mobile phone app, anglers just need to visit WDFW's website (https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/mobile_app.html), the Google Play store or Apple's App store. To participate in the opener, Washington anglers must have an annual freshwater or combination fishing license valid through March 31, 2019. Licenses can be purchased online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license dealers across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/. April 28 also marks the start of WDFW's annual lowland lakes fishing derby, which runs through Oct. 31. Anglers who catch one of 1,000 green-tagged trout can claim prizes provided by license dealers and other sponsors located across the state. The total value of prizes is more than $38,000. For a list of lakes with prize fish and details on how to claim prizes, visit https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/Home/FishingDerby. Fish stocked by WDFW include some 2.1 million catchable trout, nearly 125,000 larger trout averaging about one pound apiece, and millions of smaller trout that were stocked last year and have grown to catchable size. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the annual stocking plan on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/ Of more than 7,000 lakes, ponds and reservoirs in Washington, nearly 700 have WDFW-managed water-access sites, including areas accessible for people with disabilities. Other state and federal agencies operate hundreds more. Details on water access site locations can be found on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_access/. Anglers parking at WDFW water-access sites are required to display on their vehicle the WDFW Vehicle Access Pass that is provided free with every annual fishing license purchased—or a Discover Pass. Anglers who use Washington State Parks or Department of Natural Resource areas need a Discover Pass. Information on the pass can be found at https://discoverpass.wa.gov/ Before heading out, anglers should check fishing regulations on WDFW's webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ or consult the Fish Washington app. WDFW employees and their immediate families are not eligible to claim fishing derby prizes. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE - 2:53 p.m. 4/18/2018
Hundreds of lowland lakes open April
28;
First opener to feature fishing rules
mobile app

OLYMPIA–Trout fishing in Washington
reaches full speed April 28 when
hundreds of lowland lakes – stocked
with millions of fish – open for a
six-month season.

To prepare for the opener, Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife's
(WDFW) fish hatchery crews have been
stocking more than 12 million trout
and kokanee in lakes statewide.

"Although many lakes are open year-
round, the fourth Saturday in April
marks the traditional start of the
lowland lakes fishing season, when
hundreds of thousands of anglers are
expected to turn out to fish," said
Steve Thiesfeld, WDFW's inland fish
program manager.

This is also the first lowland lakes
opener in which those anglers can use
the new Fish Washington mobile app to
help find a fishing hole near them.

"The Fish Washington app is a
planning tool that should be on every
Washington angler's smart phone,"
said Thiesfeld. "It is designed to
convey up-to-the-minute fishing
regulations for every lake in the
state."

To obtain the new Fish Washington
mobile phone app, anglers just need
to visit WDFW's website
(https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washingt
on/mobile_app.html), the Google Play
store or Apple's App store.

To participate in the opener,
Washington anglers must have an
annual freshwater or combination
fishing license valid through March
31, 2019. Licenses can be purchased
online at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by
telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at
hundreds of license dealers across
the state. For details on license
vendor locations, visit the WDFW
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors
/.

April 28 also marks the start of
WDFW's annual lowland lakes fishing
derby, which runs through Oct. 31.

Anglers who catch one of 1,000 green-
tagged trout can claim prizes
provided by license dealers and other
sponsors located across the state.
The total value of prizes is more
than $38,000. For a list of lakes
with prize fish and details on how to
claim prizes, visit
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/Home/Fish
ingDerby.

Fish stocked by WDFW include some 2.1
million catchable trout, nearly
125,000 larger trout averaging about
one pound apiece, and millions of
smaller trout that were stocked last
year and have grown to catchable
size.

Fish stocking details, by county and
lake, are available in the annual
stocking plan on WDFW's website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/st
atewide/

Of more than 7,000 lakes, ponds and
reservoirs in Washington, nearly 700
have WDFW-managed water-access sites,
including areas accessible for people
with disabilities. Other state and
federal agencies operate hundreds
more. Details on water access site
locations can be found on WDFW's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_acces
s/.

Anglers parking at WDFW water-access
sites are required to display on
their vehicle the WDFW Vehicle Access
Pass that is provided free with every
annual fishing license purchased—or a
Discover Pass. Anglers who use
Washington State Parks or Department
of Natural Resource areas need a
Discover Pass. Information on the
pass can be found at
https://discoverpass.wa.gov/

Before heading out, anglers should
check fishing regulations on WDFW's
webpage at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/ or consult the Fish Washington
app.

WDFW employees and their immediate
families are not eligible to claim
fishing derby prizes.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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For many anglers, opening day is synonymous with the start of the lowland lakes trout-fishing season, which gets underway April 28 this year. Hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians typically descend on trout-stocked lakes to kick off the state's biggest outdoor event. To prepare for the upcoming season, hatchery crews from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have been working since last year to stock millions of fish in lakes throughout the state. Anglers can find how many went where at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/. But anglers – and hunters, too – are also looking forward to a variety of other "opening days" for outdoor adventures this month, including: Columbia Basin lake fishing: Dozens of lakes in the Columbia Basin open to fishing April 1. Razor clam dig: A four-day razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled to begin April 19. WDFW will announce if the dig gets a green light about a week before the scheduled opening. Spring turkey hunt: The general spring turkey hunt opens April 15 for hunters of all ages and runs through May 31. See WDFW's Wild Turkey Spring Season pamphlet at https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/ for more information. For most people, a valid 2018-19 fishing or hunting license will be required to participate in those activities after March 31, when all 2017-18 licenses expire. The exception is young people under age 15, who can fish for free. Licenses and permits are available online (https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/), by phone (1-866-246-9453) and from sporting goods stores and other retail license dealers around the state. More information about outdoor activities coming up this month is available in the Weekender Regional Reports at https://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These reports are updated throughout the month to provide current information about recreational opportunities around the state. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to WDFW All Information Visit the Weekender Report Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 9:37 a.m. 3/31/2018
For many anglers, opening day is
synonymous with the start of the
lowland lakes trout-fishing season,
which gets underway April 28 this
year. Hundreds of thousands of
Washingtonians typically descend on
trout-stocked lakes to kick off the
state's biggest outdoor event.

To prepare for the upcoming season,
hatchery crews from the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife
(WDFW) have been working since last
year to stock millions of fish in
lakes throughout the state. Anglers
can find how many went where at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/st
atewide/.

But anglers – and hunters, too – are
also looking forward to a variety of
other "opening days" for outdoor
adventures this month, including:

Columbia Basin lake fishing: Dozens
of lakes in the Columbia Basin open
to fishing April 1.
Razor clam dig: A four-day razor clam
dig is tentatively scheduled to begin
April 19. WDFW will announce if the
dig gets a green light about a week
before the scheduled opening.
Spring turkey hunt: The general
spring turkey hunt opens April 15 for
hunters of all ages and runs through
May 31. See WDFW's Wild Turkey Spring
Season pamphlet at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulatio
ns/ for more information.
For most people, a valid 2018-19
fishing or hunting license will be
required to participate in those
activities after March 31, when all
2017-18 licenses expire. The
exception is young people under age
15, who can fish for free. Licenses
and permits are available online
(https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/), by
phone (1-866-246-9453) and from
sporting goods stores and other
retail license dealers around the
state.

More information about outdoor
activities coming up this month is
available in the Weekender Regional
Reports at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These
reports are updated throughout the
month to provide current information
about recreational opportunities
around the state.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Noel E Johnson - Woodland
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Several fisheries are set to open in the weeks ahead, and the year's first general hunting season isn't far behind. With a new season of outdoor adventures about to begin, Washingtonians might want to consider purchasing 2018-19 recreational fishing and hunting licenses before current licenses expire at midnight March 31. The cost of fishing and hunting licenses remains the same as last year, and most annual licenses include a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) vehicle-access pass. That pass allows people to use and park at more than 700 WDFW water access sites and 33 wildlife areas throughout the state. More information is available at https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/. Popular outdoor opportunities available in the coming weeks include: Columbia River spring chinook: The initial season for the popular fishery is underway below Bonneville Dam and runs through April 7, before closing for a run assessment. Fishing will improve throughout this month as a growing number of "springers" move up the big river. Razor clams: A two-day razor clam dig has been approved for March 2-3 at Mocrocks Beach, and an additional razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled later this month. For details, check the department's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html. Eastern Washington lakes: Fishing opens March 1 at several lakes east of the Cascades, although some are still iced up. Check the regional reports for more information. Ocean bottomfish: Fisheries for many bottomfish species – including rockfish, lingcod, cabezon and surfperch – begin March 10 in most ocean areas. One notable exception is the lingcod fishery in Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay), which remains closed until April 16. Spring turkey: The general season opens in mid-April. The season follows a special spring turkey hunt in early April for people age 15 and younger. More details will be available soon on WDFW's website. For more information about outdoor activities coming up this month, see the Weekender Regional Reports athttps://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These reports are updated throughout the month to provide current information about recreational opportunities around the state. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. - 10:04 a.m. 3/2/2018
Several fisheries are set to open in
the weeks ahead, and the year's first
general hunting season isn't far
behind.

With a new season of outdoor
adventures about to begin,
Washingtonians might want to consider
purchasing 2018-19 recreational
fishing and hunting licenses before
current licenses expire at midnight
March 31.

The cost of fishing and hunting
licenses remains the same as last
year, and most annual licenses
include a Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) vehicle-
access pass. That pass allows people
to use and park at more than 700 WDFW
water access sites and 33 wildlife
areas throughout the state. More
information is available at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/.

Popular outdoor opportunities
available in the coming weeks
include:

Columbia River spring chinook: The
initial season for the popular
fishery is underway below Bonneville
Dam and runs through April 7, before
closing for a run assessment. Fishing
will improve throughout this month as
a growing number of "springers" move
up the big river.
Razor clams: A two-day razor clam dig
has been approved for March 2-3 at
Mocrocks Beach, and an additional
razor clam dig is tentatively
scheduled later this month. For
details, check the department's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/razorclams/current.html.
Eastern Washington lakes: Fishing
opens March 1 at several lakes east
of the Cascades, although some are
still iced up. Check the regional
reports for more information.
Ocean bottomfish: Fisheries for many
bottomfish species – including
rockfish, lingcod, cabezon and
surfperch – begin March 10 in most
ocean areas. One notable exception is
the lingcod fishery in Marine Area 4
(Neah Bay), which remains closed
until April 16.
Spring turkey: The general season
opens in mid-April. The season
follows a special spring turkey hunt
in early April for people age 15 and
younger. More details will be
available soon on WDFW's website.
For more information about outdoor
activities coming up this month, see
the Weekender Regional Reports
athttps://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/.
These reports are updated throughout
the month to provide current
information about recreational
opportunities around the state.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.

Noel E Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

No need to wait until spring to catch fish, observe wildlife Temperatures are warming, birds are singing and the lower Columbia River will soon be teeming with spring chinook salmon. Spring is still a ways off, but February offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. State fishery managers expect a return of 166,700 upriver adult spring chinook to return to the Columbia River this year. The fishery is open now below the Interstate 5 Bridge, but it usually doesn't catch fire until March. Meanwhile, there are several other great fisheries and outdoor events available this month including: Blackmouth salmon: Several marine areas of Puget Sound are open to fishing for blackmouth chinook salmon. Razor clams: An evening dig continues Feb. 1-3. For details, check the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html. Later this month, shellfish managers expect to announce an additional schedule of digs. Rainbow trout: Anglers have had success fishing for trout at numerous lakes on both sides of the Cascades. Sport shows: A trio of sportsmen's shows are scheduled in the coming weeks, including the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show, Feb. 7-11 in Portland; the Central Washington Sportsmen Show, Feb. 16-18 in Yakima; and the Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, Feb. 23-25 in Wenatchee. WDFW will have booths at all three events. Great Backyard Bird Count: Birders of all levels of experience are invited to count the number of birds they see in a 15-minute period and enter their tallies, by species, online at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/. Participants can conduct their count Feb. 16-19 in their own backyards, in neighborhood parks or anywhere they choose. For more information about these and other opportunities to enjoy Washington's great outdoors, see the Weekender Regional Reports posted on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These reports are updated throughout the month to provide current information about recreational opportunities around the state. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to WDFW All Information Visit the Weekender Report Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender To UNSUBSCRIBE - 9:20 a.m. 2/2/2018
No need to wait until spring to catch
fish, observe wildlife

Temperatures are warming, birds are
singing and the lower Columbia River
will soon be teeming with spring
chinook salmon. Spring is still a
ways off, but February offers plenty
of opportunities to enjoy the
outdoors.

State fishery managers expect a
return of 166,700 upriver adult
spring chinook to return to the
Columbia River this year. The fishery
is open now below the Interstate 5
Bridge, but it usually doesn't catch
fire until March.

Meanwhile, there are several other
great fisheries and outdoor events
available this month including:

Blackmouth salmon: Several marine
areas of Puget Sound are open to
fishing for blackmouth chinook
salmon.
Razor clams: An evening dig continues
Feb. 1-3. For details, check the WDFW
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/razorclams/current.html. Later this
month, shellfish managers expect to
announce an additional schedule of
digs.
Rainbow trout: Anglers have had
success fishing for trout at numerous
lakes on both sides of the Cascades.
Sport shows: A trio of sportsmen's
shows are scheduled in the coming
weeks, including the Pacific
Northwest Sportsmen's Show, Feb. 7-11
in Portland; the Central Washington
Sportsmen Show, Feb. 16-18 in Yakima;
and the Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen
Show, Feb. 23-25 in Wenatchee. WDFW
will have booths at all three events.
Great Backyard Bird Count: Birders of
all levels of experience are invited
to count the number of birds they see
in a 15-minute period and enter their
tallies, by species, online at
http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.
Participants can conduct their count
Feb. 16-19 in their own backyards, in
neighborhood parks or anywhere they
choose.
For more information about these and
other opportunities to enjoy
Washington's great outdoors, see the
Weekender Regional Reports posted on
WDFW's website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These
reports are updated throughout the
month to provide current information
about recreational opportunities
around the state.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Site scare?!? - 9:49 p.m. 1/28/2018
Thought the site was going down for
good after the domain re-route I was
seeing. Glad the site still remains!

JMAR

No winter steelhead!? - 6:38 p.m. 1/2/2018
so, I live down the road from the hatchery.....heard only of about 10 winter fish caught. fished numerous times have not even seen a winter run swim by. are they late? or is that it...seems like the run is done.

Greg - woodland,wa

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