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springers - 9:59 a.m. 6/30/2016
Can you keep chinook out on the Lewis river right
now? Thanks

aaron - Washington
tommygunmanrex@gmail.com

Steel Head - 3:18 p.m. 6/29/2016
Hey Washington Buddies!
It's been a while since we chatted. My Portland friends and I have been doing fantastic on the Lewis lately. There were 7 of us a few days ago, and we caught 3 natives and 4 hatcheries! WooHoo! At Johnson Crk, and also a secret spot...shhhh...
We got them on pink worms, and also pink corkies...(they match my fishing pole) ;)

We'll all be fishing the Lewis a lot this summer, fall and winter, so if you see the rainbow van...say Hello!

Tight Fishing Lines,
Douglas

Douglas Bradford - Portland, OR

Ocean salmon fishery opens July 1 OLYMPIA Anglers can reel in salmon off the Washington coast beginning July 1, when the ocean sport fishery gets underway daily in all four marine areas. This year's sport fishing opportunities are mostly focused on chinook salmon, which are forecast to return at a rate slightly above the 10-year average, said Wendy Beeghley, an ocean salmon manager with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Anglers can fish for chinook in all four marine areas. "We expect a pretty good chinook fishery in the ocean this summer," Beeghley said. "However, we've put restrictions in place in an effort to protect coho, which are forecast to return in low numbers." Only Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will be open for coho retention. Fishery managers have attributed the low number of returning coho to poor ocean conditions last year. This year's 18,900 coho quota is a significant reduction from the 150,800 fish quota in 2015 and the lowest coho quota since 1998. The recreational chinook catch quota this year is 35,000 fish, down from 64,000 in 2015. Marine Area 1 is scheduled to close Aug. 31 while marine areas 2 (Westport), 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) are scheduled to close Aug. 21. Fisheries may close sooner than scheduled if the quota is met. Throughout the summer, anglers can check WDFW's webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/ for updates on the ocean fishery. In Marine Area 1, anglers will have a daily limit of two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook. Anglers fishing in Marine Area 2 can retain one salmon daily. In marine areas 3 and 4, anglers will have a two-salmon daily limit. Anglers will be required to release all coho salmon in marine areas 2, 3 and 4, but can keep hatchery coho in Marine Area 1. Additional information on fishing regulations can be found in Washington's Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, available on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/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. - 9:37 a.m. 6/29/2016
Ocean salmon fishery opens July 1

OLYMPIA Anglers can reel in salmon
off the Washington coast beginning
July 1, when the ocean sport fishery
gets underway daily in all four
marine areas.

This year's sport fishing
opportunities are mostly focused on
chinook salmon, which are forecast to
return at a rate slightly above the
10-year average, said Wendy Beeghley,
an ocean salmon manager with the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW). Anglers can fish
for chinook in all four marine areas.

"We expect a pretty good chinook
fishery in the ocean this summer,"
Beeghley said. "However, we've put
restrictions in place in an effort to
protect coho, which are forecast to
return in low numbers."

Only Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will be
open for coho retention. Fishery
managers have attributed the low
number of returning coho to poor
ocean conditions last year.

This year's 18,900 coho quota is a
significant reduction from the
150,800 fish quota in 2015 and the
lowest coho quota since 1998. The
recreational chinook catch quota this
year is 35,000 fish, down from 64,000
in 2015.

Marine Area 1 is scheduled to close
Aug. 31 while marine areas 2
(Westport), 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah
Bay) are scheduled to close Aug. 21.
Fisheries may close sooner than
scheduled if the quota is met.
Throughout the summer, anglers can
check WDFW's webpage at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/ for updates on
the ocean fishery.

In Marine Area 1, anglers will have a
daily limit of two salmon, only one
of which can be a chinook. Anglers
fishing in Marine Area 2 can retain
one salmon daily. In marine areas 3
and 4, anglers will have a two-salmon
daily limit. Anglers will be required
to release all coho salmon in marine
areas 2, 3 and 4, but can keep
hatchery coho in Marine Area 1.

Additional information on fishing
regulations can be found in
Washington's Sport Fishing Rules
pamphlet, available on WDFW's website
at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/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.

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

Lower Lewis river plunking - 7:07 a.m. 6/29/2016
Hello everyone :)

I wondering have everyone having
luck down the lower lewis river for
steelhead plunking this week ?

Harold Dunning - Longview, washington

Pumps are producing - 4:56 p.m. 6/28/2016
Starting to catch them at the pumps
pretty consistently with bobbers and
nightmares.

Josh Wright - Woodland, WA
joshwright1981@gmail.com

Plunking with cookies - 9:39 a.m. 6/27/2016
You should probably try corkies. I think part of the
problem is that fish don't like snickerdoodles or
nestle tollhouse.
Just having some fun. I have been out too but no
success yet !!!

Good luck to all.

bobberdogger - BG

North Fork Lewis River - 7:20 a.m. 6/26/2016
Been trying my hand at Steelies every
weekend now for a few weeks, with no
luck, once I start catching them I
will let you know, I've tried plunking
with cookies and eggs, and I've tried
drifting with about three feet of
leader and corkie jigs, they'll be in
there sooner or later! Have patience.

Jon - Amboy
jonathan.lahti@yahoo.com
LewisRiver.com fishing report

Puget Sound-area waters reopen for fishing OLYMPIA Puget Sound-area fisheries that closed during an impasse in salmon-season negotiations will reopen immediately, state fish managers announced today. Regulations for fisheries in Puget Sound marine waters, rivers and lakes through June 30 are listed in the 2015-16 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, which is available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01726/. Beginning July 1, anglers should check the 2016-17 sport fishing rules pamphlet (available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/) for fisheries information. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed many Puget Sound-area fisheries on May 1, after the previous federal authorization to conduct fisheries expired. The annual season-setting process, known as North of Falcon, typically concludes by mid-April. The state and treaty tribes did not reach an agreement this year until May 26, which led to a lapse in federal approval needed to conduct fisheries in Puget Sound, where some fish stocks are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The OK given today by NOAA clears the way for reopening the Puget Sound-area fisheries that closed May 1. "We know Puget Sound anglers have been frustrated by the late start to this year's salmon season," said John Long, salmon fisheries policy lead for WDFW. "This opening puts the year's salmon fisheries back on track." Long noted additional restrictions are in place to protect coho salmon. Anglers will be required to release coho in most of Puget Sound this season. Those restrictions are also in effect for marine areas open in June, including marine areas 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), 13 (south Sound) and in the Tulalip bubble fishery, where wild chinook must also be released. Anglers fishing - 1:26 p.m. 6/24/2016
Puget Sound-area waters reopen for
fishing

OLYMPIA Puget Sound-area fisheries
that closed during an impasse in
salmon-season negotiations will
reopen immediately, state fish
managers announced today.

Regulations for fisheries in Puget
Sound marine waters, rivers and lakes
through June 30 are listed in the
2015-16 Washington Sport Fishing
Rules pamphlet, which is available
online at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01726
/. Beginning July 1, anglers should
check the 2016-17 sport fishing rules
pamphlet (available online at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulation
s/) for fisheries information.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) closed many Puget
Sound-area fisheries on May 1, after
the previous federal authorization to
conduct fisheries expired.

The annual season-setting process,
known as North of Falcon, typically
concludes by mid-April. The state and
treaty tribes did not reach an
agreement this year until May 26,
which led to a lapse in federal
approval needed to conduct fisheries
in Puget Sound, where some fish
stocks are protected under the
federal Endangered Species Act. The
OK given today by NOAA clears the way
for reopening the Puget Sound-area
fisheries that closed May 1.

"We know Puget Sound anglers have
been frustrated by the late start to
this year's salmon season," said John
Long, salmon fisheries policy lead
for WDFW. "This opening puts the
year's salmon fisheries back on
track."

Long noted additional restrictions
are in place to protect coho salmon.
Anglers will be required to release
coho in most of Puget Sound this
season. Those restrictions are also
in effect for marine areas open in
June, including marine areas 11
(Tacoma-Vashon Island), 13 (south
Sound) and in the Tulalip bubble
fishery, where wild chinook must also
be released.

Anglers fishing

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

Cry babies - 11:01 p.m. 6/24/2016
There are no reports because your all
to busy sitting on your computer
crying.try going to the river once an
a while.there's always a few fish in
the Lewis but the runs aren't what
they used to be. Its still early but
there are a few brute steelhead in my
freezer .stop the crying and go
fishing

Brian - Vancouver ,washington
gonefishin.bg@gmail.com

sturgeon retention season closes in Bonneville Pool Action: Closes retention of sturgeon in Bonneville Pool. The one-day retention opener scheduled for July 1 is rescinded. Effective dates: Immediately until further notice. Species affected: White sturgeon. Location: The Columbia River and tributaries from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam (Bonneville Reservoir). Reason for action: The harvest guideline of 325 fish has been reached. Other information: Catch-and-release fishing for sturgeon will continue to be allowed. The Bonneville Pool sturgeon spawning sanctuary is in place. The area from The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles is closed to all sturgeon fishing through July 31. 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 - 4:47 p.m. 6/23/2016
sturgeon retention season closes in
Bonneville Pool

Action: Closes retention of sturgeon
in Bonneville Pool. The one-day
retention opener scheduled for July 1
is rescinded.

Effective dates: Immediately until
further notice.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Location: The Columbia River and
tributaries from Bonneville Dam
upstream to The Dalles Dam
(Bonneville Reservoir).

Reason for action: The harvest
guideline of 325 fish has been
reached.

Other information: Catch-and-release
fishing for sturgeon will continue to
be allowed.

The Bonneville Pool sturgeon spawning
sanctuary is in place. The area from
The Dalles Dam downstream 1.8 miles
is closed to all sturgeon fishing
through July 31.

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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