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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 30, 2018 Marine Area 1 to open for 2 more days of salmon fishing during Labor Day weekend Action: Marine Area 1 will be open Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3, for chinook and hatchery coho salmon fishing. Effective date: Sept. 2 and 3, 2018. Species affected: Chinook and coho salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco). Reason for action: Sufficient quota is available for two more days of salmon fishing. Only a small amount of coho quota remained after the closure of Area 1 earlier in August; however a transfer of quota by the commercial troll fishery provided enough to reopen the recreational fishery. Additional information: Daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. The Columbia River Control Zone (Control Zone 1) is closed. Marine Area 2 and 3 are open through Sept. 3 with a daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. Marine Area 4 remains closed to salmon fishing. The Columbia River remains closed to chinook retention downstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line, with the exception of the North Jetty, where Marine Area 1 rules apply while Area 1 is open for chinook retention. Anglers with chinook in their possession may not fish in areas that are closed to chinook retention. Information contact: Wendy Beeghley, Ocean Salmon Manager, (360) 249-1215. 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:04 a.m. 8/31/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 30, 2018

Marine Area 1 to open for 2 more days
of salmon fishing during Labor Day
weekend

Action: Marine Area 1 will be open
Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3,
for chinook and hatchery coho salmon
fishing.

Effective date: Sept. 2 and 3, 2018.

Species affected: Chinook and coho
salmon.

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco).

Reason for action: Sufficient quota
is available for two more days of
salmon fishing. Only a small amount
of coho quota remained after the
closure of Area 1 earlier in August;
however a transfer of quota by the
commercial troll fishery provided
enough to reopen the recreational
fishery.

Additional information: Daily limit
of two salmon, release wild coho. The
Columbia River Control Zone (Control
Zone 1) is closed.

Marine Area 2 and 3 are open through
Sept. 3 with a daily limit of two
salmon, release wild coho.

Marine Area 4 remains closed to
salmon fishing.

The Columbia River remains closed to
chinook retention downstream of the
Rocky Point-Tongue Point line, with
the exception of the North Jetty,
where Marine Area 1 rules apply while
Area 1 is open for chinook retention.
Anglers with chinook in their
possession may not fish in areas that
are closed to chinook retention.

Information contact: Wendy Beeghley,
Ocean Salmon Manager, (360) 249-1215.

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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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 30, 2018 Marine Area 1 to open for 2 more days of salmon fishing during Labor Day weekend Action: Marine Area 1 will be open Sunday, Sept. 2, and Monday, Sept. 3, for chinook and hatchery coho salmon fishing. Effective date: Sept. 2 and 3, 2018. Species affected: Chinook and coho salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco). Reason for action: Sufficient quota is available for two more days of salmon fishing. Only a small amount of coho quota remained after the closure of Area 1 earlier in August; however a transfer of quota by the commercial troll fishery provided enough to reopen the recreational fishery. Additional information: Daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. The Columbia River Control Zone (Control Zone 1) is closed. Marine Area 2 and 3 are open through Sept. 3 with a daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. Marine Area 4 remains closed to salmon fishing. The Columbia River remains closed to chinook retention downstream of the Rocky Point-Tongue Point line, with the exception of the North Jetty, where Marine Area 1 rules apply while Area 1 is open for chinook retention. Anglers with chinook in their possession may not fish in areas that are closed to chinook retention. Information contact: Wendy Beeghley, Ocean Salmon Manager, (360) 249-1215. 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 31, 2018 WDFW announces clam and oyster seasons for North Bay (Case Inlet) Action: North Bay (Case Inlet) will be open Sept. 1-30 for the harvest of clams and oysters, based on the results from population, harvest and effort assessments. Harvesting of clams and oysters is restricted to the daylight hours only. No nighttime harvesting will be allowed. Effective Dates: Sept. 1-30, 2018. Species affected: All clams and oysters. Location: North Bay (Case Inlet) on state-owned oyster reserves and contiguous state-owned tidelands south and east of the powerline crossing. Reason for action: Due to site access limitations, harvest is prohibited during hours of darkness. Harvest is allowed only one hour before official sunrise until one hour after official sunset. The low tides that are optimal for harvesting oysters and clams do not occur during daylight hours after Sept. 30 through the end of the year. A redesigned and extended sport season is anticipated for 2019. Other information: For more information on tides and harvesting shellfish at North Bay, check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches/280710/. Information Contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-3030 ext. 313 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:03 a.m. 8/31/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 31, 2018

WDFW announces clam and oyster
seasons for North Bay (Case Inlet)

Action: North Bay (Case Inlet) will
be open Sept. 1-30 for the harvest of
clams and oysters, based on the
results from population, harvest and
effort assessments.

Harvesting of clams and oysters is
restricted to the daylight hours
only. No nighttime harvesting will be
allowed.

Effective Dates: Sept. 1-30, 2018.

Species affected: All clams and
oysters.

Location: North Bay (Case Inlet) on
state-owned oyster reserves and
contiguous state-owned tidelands
south and east of the powerline
crossing.

Reason for action: Due to site access
limitations, harvest is prohibited
during hours of darkness. Harvest is
allowed only one hour before official
sunrise until one hour after official
sunset.

The low tides that are optimal for
harvesting oysters and clams do not
occur during daylight hours after
Sept. 30 through the end of the year.

A redesigned and extended sport
season is anticipated for 2019.

Other information: For more
information on tides and harvesting
shellfish at North Bay, check WDFW's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/beaches/280710/.

Information Contact: Camille Speck,
WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-
3030 ext. 313

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

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:17 a.m. 8/30/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 29, 2018

Sturgeon retention season set in the
Columbia River
upstream from Wauna powerlines to
Bonneville Dam

Action: Allows a limited white
sturgeon retention fishery in the
Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon
from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches
maximum fork length may be retained.

Effective dates: Saturdays, September
15 and 22, 2018.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Locations: The Columbia River from
the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville
Dam and all adjacent Washington
tributaries.

Reason for action: Increased legal-
size population over the past few
years allows for a conservative
retention fishery within the lower
Columbia River.

Other information: Catch-and-release
fishing for sturgeon will continue to
be allowed on all non-retention days.

Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish
Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish
Retention of green sturgeon is
prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office;
360-696-6211

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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www.lewisriver.com

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 29, 2018 West Medical Lake fishing rules to change ahead of rehabilitation Action: Allow retention of trout only, remove the daily catch limit for trout, and extend the fishing season. Effective date: Aug. 31 through Oct. 7, 2018. Species affected: Trout only. Location: West Medical Lake (Spokane County). Reason for action: West Medical Lake is scheduled to be treated with the piscicide rotenone for fish management purposes. Additional information: West Medical Lake will be open to trout only with no daily catch limits. All other fish species must be returned to the lake. Closed to fishing for all species from Oct. 8, 2018, until further notice. Information contact: Randy Osborne, District 2 fish biologist, 509-892-1001 ext. 302. 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:16 a.m. 8/30/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 29, 2018

West Medical Lake fishing rules to
change ahead of rehabilitation

Action: Allow retention of trout
only, remove the daily catch limit
for trout, and extend the fishing
season.

Effective date: Aug. 31 through Oct.
7, 2018.

Species affected: Trout only.

Location: West Medical Lake (Spokane
County).

Reason for action: West Medical Lake
is scheduled to be treated with the
piscicide rotenone for fish
management purposes.

Additional information: West Medical
Lake will be open to trout only with
no daily catch limits. All other fish
species must be returned to the lake.
Closed to fishing for all species
from Oct. 8, 2018, until further
notice.

Information contact: Randy Osborne,
District 2 fish biologist, 509-892-
1001 ext. 302.

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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August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 3:51 p.m. 8/29/2018
August 29, 2018

Sturgeon retention season set in the
Columbia River
upstream from Wauna powerlines to
Bonneville Dam

Action: Allows a limited white
sturgeon retention fishery in the
Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon
from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches
maximum fork length may be retained.

Effective dates: Saturdays, September
15 and 22, 2018.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Locations: The Columbia River from
the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville
Dam and all adjacent Washington
tributaries.

Reason for action: Increased legal-
size population over the past few
years allows for a conservative
retention fishery within the lower
Columbia River.

Other information: Catch-and-release
fishing for sturgeon will continue to
be allowed on all non-retention days.

Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish
Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish
Retention of green sturgeon is
prohibited.
Information contact: Region 5 office;
360-696-6211

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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August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html
August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html
August 29, 2018 Sturgeon retention season set in the Columbia River upstream from Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam Action: Allows a limited white sturgeon retention fishery in the Lower Columbia River. White sturgeon from 44-inches minimum to 50-inches maximum fork length may be retained. Effective dates: Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 2018. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: The Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam and all adjacent Washington tributaries. Reason for action: Increased legal-size population over the past few years allows for a conservative retention fishery within the lower Columbia River. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed on all non-retention days. Daily white sturgeon limit: One fish Annual white sturgeon limit: Two fish Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited. Information contact: Region 5 office; 360-696-6211 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html

Hunting Prospects now available to plan for upcoming seasons OLYMPIA September marks the start of hunting seasons for deer, elk, waterfowl, and upland game birds in many areas of the state. To help hunters have a successful hunting season, The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released its annual Hunting Prospects, which provide guidance and hunting information for each district. The Hunting Prospects can be found on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/. "Local wildlife biologists compiled these reports to serve as a resource for hunters," said Anis Aoude, WDFW game division manager. "The Hunting Prospects contain a lot of useful information and provide a good place to start planning your season whether you're an experienced hunter or a beginner." WDFW has also launched a hunting regulations web map, which allows hunters to find permit and general season hunts based on location, date, weapon choice, and more. The web map is available at https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/. Although some game populations are still recovering from the harsh winter of 2016-17, recent surveys indicate 2018 should be another good year of hunting. However, like anyone venturing into the backcountry, hunters do need to be aware of land access restrictions around the state due to fire conditions. "Hunters should check current conditions before getting out into the field," Aoude said. "Some hunters may need to find alternate hunting locations or different routes." Fire prevention restrictions on WDFW's wildlife areas and water access sites remain in place statewide. Details on those restrictions are available on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/aug0218a/. The state's waterfowl populations continue to rebound from lows in 2015, and we're expecting another good brood this season, said Kyle Spragens, WDFW waterfowl manager. "Similar to last year, hunters will focus on local birds until the northern birds arrive from Canada and Alaska later this season," Spragens said. Aoude asks that hunters pay special attention to several new rules that will take effect this year: Muzzleloader regulations: Primers designed to be used in modern cartridges are now legal to use with muzzleloaders. Black bear identification test: Hunters who wish to harvest a bear in GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117, 203, 204, 209, 215, 418, and 426 must first pass the bear identification test (through the WILD system) with a score of 80 percent or better. Youth-only hunts: Special youth seasons have been scheduled on different weekends in western and eastern Washington to give hunters under the age of 16 an opportunity to participate in openings on both sides of the state. Southwest Canada goose mandatory harvest reporting: New this year, hunters must fill out the required harvest record card information for any goose taken in Goose Management Area 2 Coast and Inland. These and other hunting regulations are described in WDFW's Big Game Hunting pamphlet or Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game pamphlet, available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulations/. 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 from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 11:45 a.m. 8/29/2018
Hunting Prospects now available to
plan for upcoming seasons

OLYMPIA September marks the start
of hunting seasons for deer, elk,
waterfowl, and upland game birds in
many areas of the state. To help
hunters have a successful hunting
season, The Washington Department of
Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released
its annual Hunting Prospects, which
provide guidance and hunting
information for each district.

The Hunting Prospects can be found on
the WDFW website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/
.

"Local wildlife biologists compiled
these reports to serve as a resource
for hunters," said Anis Aoude, WDFW
game division manager. "The Hunting
Prospects contain a lot of useful
information and provide a good place
to start planning your season whether
you're an experienced hunter or a
beginner."

WDFW has also launched a hunting
regulations web map, which allows
hunters to find permit and general
season hunts based on location, date,
weapon choice, and more. The web map
is available at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulatio
ns/.

Although some game populations are
still recovering from the harsh
winter of 2016-17, recent surveys
indicate 2018 should be another good
year of hunting. However, like anyone
venturing into the backcountry,
hunters do need to be aware of land
access restrictions around the state
due to fire conditions.

"Hunters should check current
conditions before getting out into
the field," Aoude said. "Some hunters
may need to find alternate hunting
locations or different routes."

Fire prevention restrictions on
WDFW's wildlife areas and water
access sites remain in place
statewide. Details on those
restrictions are available on WDFW's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/aug0218a/.

The state's waterfowl populations
continue to rebound from lows in
2015, and we're expecting another
good brood this season, said Kyle
Spragens, WDFW waterfowl manager.

"Similar to last year, hunters will
focus on local birds until the
northern birds arrive from Canada and
Alaska later this season," Spragens
said.

Aoude asks that hunters pay special
attention to several new rules that
will take effect this year:

Muzzleloader regulations: Primers
designed to be used in modern
cartridges are now legal to use with
muzzleloaders.
Black bear identification test:
Hunters who wish to harvest a bear in
GMUs 101, 105, 108, 111, 113, 117,
203, 204, 209, 215, 418, and 426 must
first pass the bear identification
test (through the WILD system) with a
score of 80 percent or better.
Youth-only hunts: Special youth
seasons have been scheduled on
different weekends in western and
eastern Washington to give hunters
under the age of 16 an opportunity to
participate in openings on both sides
of the state.
Southwest Canada goose mandatory
harvest reporting: New this year,
hunters must fill out the required
harvest record card information for
any goose taken in Goose Management
Area 2 Coast and Inland.
These and other hunting regulations
are described in WDFW's Big Game
Hunting pamphlet or Migratory
Waterfowl and Upland Game pamphlet,
available at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulation
s/.

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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Most of Puget Sound closes to crabbing Sept. 3; summer catch reports due Oct. 1 OLYMPIA Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing on Labor Day (Sept. 3), when anyone harvesting crab from a boat must retrieve their gear by one hour after sunset. Crabbers fishing from shore or from piers have until the end of the day on Sept. 3 to retrieve their gear. All sport fishers licensed to fish for Dungeness crab anywhere in Puget Sound have through Oct. 1 to submit summer catch reports to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The only two areas of the Sound that will remain open to crab fishing after Labor Day are marine areas 7-North and 7-South near the San Juan Islands. These two areas will remain open Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 30. Sport fishers who crab in those two areas after Sept. 3 must record their catch on winter catch record cards, which are available at sporting goods stores and other license vendors across the state. Crabbers are reminded that marine areas 11 and 13 are not open for crab fishing to allow Dungeness crab populations to rebuild. Summer catch record cards can be submitted to WDFW by mail at CRC Unit, P.O. Box 43142, Olympia, WA 98504-3142. Crab fishers can also report their catch online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/#/login from Sept. 4 through Oct. 1. Crabbers who fail to file their catch reports on time will face a $10 fine when they purchase a 2019 Puget Sound crab endorsement. "Catch reports play a major role in determining how much crab is still available for harvest during the winter season," said Bob Sizemore, WDFW's shellfish policy lead. "It's important that we receive reports from everyone licensed to fish for crab in Puget Sound - whether or not they caught crab this year." Sizemore said WDFW will announce winter crab seasons for Puget Sound in early October, after completing its assessment of the summer fishery. For more information about recreational crabbing in Puget Sound, see WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/. 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 from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 11:44 a.m. 8/29/2018
Most of Puget Sound closes to
crabbing Sept. 3; summer catch
reports due Oct. 1

OLYMPIA Most areas of Puget Sound
will close to recreational crab
fishing on Labor Day (Sept. 3), when
anyone harvesting crab from a boat
must retrieve their gear by one hour
after sunset.

Crabbers fishing from shore or from
piers have until the end of the day
on Sept. 3 to retrieve their gear.

All sport fishers licensed to fish
for Dungeness crab anywhere in Puget
Sound have through Oct. 1 to submit
summer catch reports to the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW).

The only two areas of the Sound that
will remain open to crab fishing
after Labor Day are marine areas 7-
North and 7-South near the San Juan
Islands. These two areas will remain
open Thursdays through Mondays each
week through Sept. 30. Sport fishers
who crab in those two areas after
Sept. 3 must record their catch on
winter catch record cards, which are
available at sporting goods stores
and other license vendors across the
state.

Crabbers are reminded that marine
areas 11 and 13 are not open for crab
fishing to allow Dungeness crab
populations to rebuild.

Summer catch record cards can be
submitted to WDFW by mail at CRC
Unit, P.O. Box 43142, Olympia, WA
98504-3142. Crab fishers can also
report their catch online at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/#/login
from Sept. 4 through Oct. 1.

Crabbers who fail to file their catch
reports on time will face a $10 fine
when they purchase a 2019 Puget Sound
crab endorsement.

"Catch reports play a major role in
determining how much crab is still
available for harvest during the
winter season," said Bob Sizemore,
WDFW's shellfish policy lead. "It's
important that we receive reports
from everyone licensed to fish for
crab in Puget Sound - whether or not
they caught crab this year."

Sizemore said WDFW will announce
winter crab seasons for Puget Sound
in early October, after completing
its assessment of the summer fishery.

For more information about
recreational crabbing in Puget Sound,
see WDFW's website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/crab/.

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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Weekender report - 11:42 a.m. 8/29/2018
Fish and Wildlife Commission revises
proposed license fee increase

OLYMPIA The Washington Fish and
Wildlife Commission is proposing a
15-percent boost in recreational
hunting and fishing license fees for
2019, with caps on the increase for
people who buy multiple licenses in
"bundled" packages.

The commission, a citizen board
appointed by the governor to set
policy for the Washington Department
of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will
include the recommendation with other
proposals designed to eliminate a $31
million gap between projected revenue
and expenses during the two-year
state budget cycle that begins next
July.

The commissioners voted on Monday
(Aug. 27) to replace an earlier 5-
percent proposed increase with the
15-percent proposal. To cushion the
impact on people who buy multiple
hunting and fishing licenses, the
commission would limit the maximum
increase for bundled packages to $7
for fishing and $15 for hunting. For
example, WDFW sells multiple fishing
licenses in the "Fish Washington"
package and plans to create
additional value packages to hold
down license costs for avid
recreationists.

The commission's action came after 15
conservationists and outdoor
recreation advocates who serve on a
WDFW budget and policy advisory group
expressed concern that the 5-percent
increase approved by commissioners on
Aug. 10 would not have contributed
enough revenue to close the funding
shortfall.

The revenue generated by a 5-percent
boost "is far less than just the
effect of inflation since the last
(2011) fee increase and we fear will
be frowned upon by legislators and
force the department into cuts that
will harm our interests and the
state's natural resources," they
wrote.

"The commission never likes to
propose fee increases, but WDFW needs
better funding to meet public
expectations and ongoing legal
requirements," Chairman Brad Smith
said after Monday's decision.
"Knowing we have the support of key
recreation and conservation leaders
enabled us to improve the balance of
our funding request between general
tax dollars and revenue from license
sales."

With Monday's revision, the
commission directed WDFW to propose
to Governor Inslee that the state
close the $31 million funding gap and
make another $28 million of spending
increases with a mix of roughly 75
percent in general funds and 25
percent in increased license revenue.
Earlier in August, the commission
also approved making the Columbia
River Salmon and Steelhead
Endorsement permanent, which would
otherwise expire June 30, 2019.

The commission approved the license-
fee revision on a voice vote, with
only Commissioner Don McIsaac
expressing opposition.

Additional information about WDFW's
budget and policy development for the
2019 legislative session is available
at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/budget/deve
lopment/. The site will be updated as
the department completes its budget
and fee proposals, which are due to
the governor in mid-September.

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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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 24, 2018 Hatchery chinook retention to close in Marine Area 11 Action: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) will close to the retention of hatchery chinook salmon beginning Sunday, August 26. Effective date: 12 a.m., Aug. 26, 2018. Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon. Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), excluding year-round docks and piers. Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have harvested over 95 percent of the summer quota through Aug. 23. Additional information: Anglers may continue to retain 2 hatchery chinook salmon (excluding year-round docks and piers) through 11:59 pm, Saturday, Aug. 25. Anglers may also continue to retain 1 chinook salmon (wild or hatchery) at the year-round docks and piers listed in the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Anglers fishing in the marine area or from the docks/piers may also continue to retain hatchery and wild coho as part of the 2 salmon daily limit. For more information, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. Anglers can check WDFWs website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline. Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058; or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807. 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 the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 1:26 p.m. 8/25/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 24, 2018

Hatchery chinook retention to close
in Marine Area 11

Action: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-
Vashon Island) will close to the
retention of hatchery chinook salmon
beginning Sunday, August 26.

Effective date: 12 a.m., Aug. 26,
2018.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook
salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-
Vashon Island), excluding year-round
docks and piers.

Reason for action: Preliminary
estimates indicate that anglers have
harvested over 95 percent of the
summer quota through Aug. 23.

Additional information: Anglers may
continue to retain 2 hatchery chinook
salmon (excluding year-round docks
and piers) through 11:59 pm,
Saturday, Aug. 25. Anglers may also
continue to retain 1 chinook salmon
(wild or hatchery) at the year-round
docks and piers listed in the 2018-19
Washington Sport Fishing Rules
pamphlet. Anglers fishing in the
marine area or from the docks/piers
may also continue to retain hatchery
and wild coho as part of the 2 salmon
daily limit.

For more information, anglers should
consult the 2018-19 Washington Sport
Fishing Rules pamphlet available
online at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulation
s/.

Anglers can check WDFWs website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_p
lants.html for the latest information
on marine areas that are managed to a
quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer,
Puget Sound recreational salmon
fishery manager, (360) 902-0058; or
Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon
manager, (360) 902-2807.

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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WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov/ August 24, 2018 Contact: Ryan Lothrop, 360-902-2808 or 360-906-6716 Large portion of Columbia River will close to steelhead fishing to protect weak runs OLYMPIA Starting Monday (Aug. 27), anglers must release any steelhead they intercept on a large portion of the Columbia River under a new emergency rule adopted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The new rule, prompted by a sharp decline in projected returns of upriver summer steelhead, will be in effect until further notice from Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to Highway 395 in Pasco. Ryan Lothrop, Columbia River fishery coordinator for WDFW, said monitoring at Bonneville Dam now indicates that 110,300 upriver steelhead will return to the Columbia this year, down from 182,400 fish projected before the fishing season began. The new projection is similar to the number of steelhead that returned last year, when fishery managers from Washington and Oregon closed steelhead fishing in the Columbia and many of its tributaries. Although the new emergency rule does not close fisheries in area tributaries, that may be necessary in the weeks ahead, Lothrop said. Many factors are clearly taking a toll on our steelhead populations right now, including difficult ocean conditions, he said. We need to do whats necessary to protect these runs. WDFW recently prohibited fishing for salmon or steelhead at night to protect steelhead in the same waters of the Columbia River that will close to all steelhead fishing. That night closure will remain in effect from Buoy 10 to Pasco, and at the Wind River and Drano Lake, two tributaries of the Columbia River. Lothrop said WDFW will continue to monitor the summer steelhead returns as the season progresses. The new emergency fishing rule is posted on WDFWs website at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/. 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 from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 1:25 p.m. 8/25/2018
WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

August 24, 2018
Contact: Ryan Lothrop, 360-902-2808
or 360-906-6716

Large portion of Columbia River will
close
to steelhead fishing to protect weak
runs

OLYMPIA Starting Monday (Aug. 27),
anglers must release any steelhead
they intercept on a large portion of
the Columbia River under a new
emergency rule adopted by the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW).

The new rule, prompted by a sharp
decline in projected returns of
upriver summer steelhead, will be in
effect until further notice from Buoy
10 at the mouth of the Columbia River
to Highway 395 in Pasco.

Ryan Lothrop, Columbia River fishery
coordinator for WDFW, said monitoring
at Bonneville Dam now indicates that
110,300 upriver steelhead will return
to the Columbia this year, down from
182,400 fish projected before the
fishing season began.

The new projection is similar to the
number of steelhead that returned
last year, when fishery managers from
Washington and Oregon closed
steelhead fishing in the Columbia and
many of its tributaries.

Although the new emergency rule does
not close fisheries in area
tributaries, that may be necessary in
the weeks ahead, Lothrop said.

Many factors are clearly taking a
toll on our steelhead populations
right now, including difficult ocean
conditions, he said. We need to do
whats necessary to protect these
runs.

WDFW recently prohibited fishing for
salmon or steelhead at night to
protect steelhead in the same waters
of the Columbia River that will close
to all steelhead fishing.

That night closure will remain in
effect from Buoy 10 to Pasco, and at
the Wind River and Drano Lake, two
tributaries of the Columbia River.

Lothrop said WDFW will continue to
monitor the summer steelhead returns
as the season progresses.

The new emergency fishing rule is
posted on WDFWs website at
https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/ef
ishrules/.

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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