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Chinook salmon retention to close July 3 on Cowlitz River Action: Chinook salmon retention closes on the Cowlitz and Cispus rivers and in Lake Scanewa. Effective dates: July 3 through July 31, 2018. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Locations: The Cowlitz River from the mouth to Forest Road 1270, Cispus River, and Lake Scanewa. Reason for action: Cowlitz River spring chinook has experienced a series of low runsizes in recent years. The 2018 return was again anticipated to be relatively low and to date is far below expectations. To help ensure hatchery broodstock goals are met, WDFW is closing the fishery now, allowing for additional fish to be transported above Cowlitz Falls Dam for reintroduction purposes. Additional information: The Cowlitz River fall chinook run will begin arriving in August as the spring chinook run comes to end, so the fishery regulations will revert to permanent regulations on Aug. 1. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet for complete rule information. Information Contact: Tom Wadsworth, District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-6709. 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 - 8:47 a.m. 7/3/2018
Chinook salmon retention to close
July 3 on Cowlitz River

Action: Chinook salmon retention
closes on the Cowlitz and Cispus
rivers and in Lake Scanewa.

Effective dates: July 3 through July
31, 2018.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Locations: The Cowlitz River from
the mouth to Forest Road 1270, Cispus
River, and Lake Scanewa.

Reason for action: Cowlitz River
spring chinook has experienced a
series of low runsizes in recent
years. The 2018 return was again
anticipated to be relatively low and
to date is far below expectations. To
help ensure hatchery broodstock goals
are met, WDFW is closing the fishery
now, allowing for additional fish to
be transported above Cowlitz Falls
Dam for reintroduction purposes.

Additional information: The Cowlitz
River fall chinook run will begin
arriving in August as the spring
chinook run comes to end, so the
fishery regulations will revert to
permanent regulations on Aug. 1. All
other permanent rules remain in
effect. Please refer to the Sport
Fishing Pamphlet for complete rule
information.

Information Contact: Tom Wadsworth,
District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-
6709.

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 Johnson - Chinook salmon retention to close July 3 on Cowlitz River Action: Chinook salmon retention closes on the Cowlitz and Cispus rivers and in Lake Scanewa. Effective dates: July 3 through July 31, 2018. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Locations: The Cowlitz River from the mouth to Forest Road 1270, Cispus River, and Lake Scanewa. Reason for action: Cowlitz River spring chinook has experienced a series of low runsizes in recent years. The 2018 return was again anticipated to be relatively low and to date is far below expectations. To help ensure hatchery broodstock goals are met, WDFW is closing the fishery now, allowing for additional fish to be transported above Cowlitz Falls Dam for reintroduction purposes. Additional information: The Cowlitz River fall chinook run will begin arriving in August as the spring chinook run comes to end, so the fishery regulations will revert to permanent regulations on Aug. 1. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet for complete rule information. Information Contact: Tom Wadsworth, District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-6709. 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
Chinook salmon retention to close July 3 on Cowlitz River Action: Chinook salmon retention closes on the Cowlitz and Cispus rivers and in Lake Scanewa. Effective dates: July 3 through July 31, 2018. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Locations: The Cowlitz River from the mouth to Forest Road 1270, Cispus River, and Lake Scanewa. Reason for action: Cowlitz River spring chinook has experienced a series of low runsizes in recent years. The 2018 return was again anticipated to be relatively low and to date is far below expectations. To help ensure hatchery broodstock goals are met, WDFW is closing the fishery now, allowing for additional fish to be transported above Cowlitz Falls Dam for reintroduction purposes. Additional information: The Cowlitz River fall chinook run will begin arriving in August as the spring chinook run comes to end, so the fishery regulations will revert to permanent regulations on Aug. 1. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet for complete rule information. Information Contact: Tom Wadsworth, District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-6709. 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
Chinook salmon retention to close July 3 on Cowlitz River Action: Chinook salmon retention closes on the Cowlitz and Cispus rivers and in Lake Scanewa. Effective dates: July 3 through July 31, 2018. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Locations: The Cowlitz River from the mouth to Forest Road 1270, Cispus River, and Lake Scanewa. Reason for action: Cowlitz River spring chinook has experienced a series of low runsizes in recent years. The 2018 return was again anticipated to be relatively low and to date is far below expectations. To help ensure hatchery broodstock goals are met, WDFW is closing the fishery now, allowing for additional fish to be transported above Cowlitz Falls Dam for reintroduction purposes. Additional information: The Cowlitz River fall chinook run will begin arriving in August as the spring chinook run comes to end, so the fishery regulations will revert to permanent regulations on Aug. 1. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet for complete rule information. Information Contact: Tom Wadsworth, District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-6709. 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

July 2018 Contacts: (Fish) 360-902-2700 (Wildlife) 360-902-2515 Fishing heats up in July for salmon, steelhead and crab Summer fishing seasons are now in full swing, requiring anglers to make some tough decisions about how to spend their time on the water. Scores of lakes and streams throughout the state are open for trout and other species, while salmon fisheries are underway in Washington's ocean waters and several marine areas of Puget Sound. Here's a rundown of some of this month's fishing opportunities: Ocean salmon: Marine areas 1 (Ilwaco), 2 (Westport), 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) are all open for salmon fishing in July. Puget Sound salmon: Several areas of Puget Sound open for salmon fishing July 1, including marine areas 5 (Sekiu), 7 (San Juan Islands), and a portion of 12 (Hood Canal). Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) opens July 3. Columbia River salmon and steelhead: Summer chinook fishing closes July 1 below Bonneville Dam, but a sockeye fishery opens the same day upriver to Chief Joseph Dam. Summer steelhead are also moving into fishing areas. Puget Sound crab: Many Puget Sound marine areas are open for crab fishing as of July 1. The exceptions include Marine Area 7, where the crab fishery opens July 14 in the area's southern portion (San Juan Islands/Bellingham) and Aug. 16 in the northern portion (Gulf of Georgia). Marine areas 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island) and 13 (south Sound) will not open this season. Anglers should note that regulations for fisheries throughout Washington are described in the 2018-19 sportfishing rules pamphlet, which takes effect July 1. The pamphlet is available from sporting goods stores and is posted online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. For more information about fishing and wildlife viewing available this month, 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 up-to-date 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 - 8:45 a.m. 7/3/2018
July 2018
Contacts: (Fish) 360-902-2700
(Wildlife) 360-902-2515

Fishing heats up in July for salmon,
steelhead and crab

Summer fishing seasons are now in
full swing, requiring anglers to make
some tough decisions about how to
spend their time on the water.

Scores of lakes and streams
throughout the state are open for
trout and other species, while salmon
fisheries are underway in
Washington's ocean waters and several
marine areas of Puget Sound.

Here's a rundown of some of this
month's fishing opportunities:

Ocean salmon: Marine areas 1
(Ilwaco), 2 (Westport), 3 (La Push)
and 4 (Neah Bay) are all open for
salmon fishing in July.
Puget Sound salmon: Several areas of
Puget Sound open for salmon fishing
July 1, including marine areas 5
(Sekiu), 7 (San Juan Islands), and a
portion of 12 (Hood Canal). Marine
Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait)
opens July 3.
Columbia River salmon and steelhead:
Summer chinook fishing closes July 1
below Bonneville Dam, but a sockeye
fishery opens the same day upriver to
Chief Joseph Dam. Summer steelhead
are also moving into fishing areas.
Puget Sound crab: Many Puget Sound
marine areas are open for crab
fishing as of July 1. The exceptions
include Marine Area 7, where the crab
fishery opens July 14 in the area's
southern portion (San Juan
Islands/Bellingham) and Aug. 16 in
the northern portion (Gulf of
Georgia). Marine areas 11
(Tacoma/Vashon Island) and 13 (south
Sound) will not open this season.
Anglers should note that regulations
for fisheries throughout Washington
are described in the 2018-19
sportfishing rules pamphlet, which
takes effect July 1. The pamphlet is
available from sporting goods stores
and is posted online at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/.

For more information about fishing
and wildlife viewing available this
month, 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 up-to-date
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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WDFW NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov/ June 28, 2018 Contact: WDFW Region 5 Office, 360-696-6211 Sockeye fishery to open on Columbia River, but chinook season to close on lower stretch Starting July 1, anglers can catch and keep sockeye salmon on the Columbia River, but will be required to release any chinook salmon they intercept downriver from Bonneville Dam. Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today agreed to modify fishing rules in joint waters of the Columbia, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) followed up by extending the sockeye fishery upstream to Chief Joseph Dam. Before the season got underway, both states agreed to forgo scheduling any sockeye fisheries on the Columbia River due to low projected returns, especially those to the Wenatchee River. However, an updated run forecast now projects that 209,000 sockeye will return this year – up from the 99,000 previously estimated – providing a sufficient number of fish for recreational fishing opportunities throughout the Columbia, said Bill Tweit, a WDFW special assistant. “It’s always exciting to see salmon come in above the pre-season forecast,” Tweit said. “Sockeye can be elusive in the lower river, but anglers generally do well fishing for them from the Tri-Cities to Brewster.” Snake River fisheries remain closed to protect Snake River sockeye listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. While the preseason forecast for summer chinook has not yet been updated, Tweit said current data indicate that chinook returns are tracking about 20 percent below the initial projection of 67,300 adult fish. That prompted fishery managers to close the lower Columbia River summer chinook season four days earlier than previously scheduled. “Based on the low catches to date above Bonneville, we decided to close the chinook fishery in the lower river but leave it open upriver from the dam,” Tweit said. Starting July 1, anglers fishing from the Megler-Astoria Bridge to Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia River can still catch a total of six salmon/steelhead a day. The daily limit for adult fish in those waters is two adult sockeye salmon or hatchery adult steelhead, or one of each. Anglers can round out their daily six-fish limit with hatchery jack chinook salmon. For more information and details on daily limits in each section of the river, see the Fishing Rule Change at https://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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 - 8:38 a.m. 6/29/2018
WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

June 28, 2018

Contact: WDFW Region 5 Office, 360-
696-6211

Sockeye fishery to open on Columbia
River,
but chinook season to close on lower
stretch

Starting July 1, anglers can catch
and keep sockeye salmon on the
Columbia River, but will be required
to release any chinook salmon they
intercept downriver from Bonneville
Dam.

Fishery managers from Washington and
Oregon today agreed to modify fishing
rules in joint waters of the
Columbia, and the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife
(WDFW) followed up by extending the
sockeye fishery upstream to Chief
Joseph Dam.

Before the season got underway, both
states agreed to forgo scheduling any
sockeye fisheries on the Columbia
River due to low projected returns,
especially those to the Wenatchee
River.

However, an updated run forecast now
projects that 209,000 sockeye will
return this year – up from the 99,000
previously estimated – providing a
sufficient number of fish for
recreational fishing opportunities
throughout the Columbia, said Bill
Tweit, a WDFW special assistant.

“It’s always exciting to see salmon
come in above the pre-season
forecast,” Tweit said. “Sockeye can
be elusive in the lower river, but
anglers generally do well fishing for
them from the Tri-Cities to
Brewster.”

Snake River fisheries remain closed
to protect Snake River sockeye listed
under the federal Endangered Species
Act.

While the preseason forecast for
summer chinook has not yet been
updated, Tweit said current data
indicate that chinook returns are
tracking about 20 percent below the
initial projection of 67,300 adult
fish. That prompted fishery managers
to close the lower Columbia River
summer chinook season four days
earlier than previously scheduled.

“Based on the low catches to date
above Bonneville, we decided to close
the chinook fishery in the lower
river but leave it open upriver from
the dam,” Tweit said.

Starting July 1, anglers fishing from
the Megler-Astoria Bridge to
Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia
River can still catch a total of six
salmon/steelhead a day. The daily
limit for adult fish in those waters
is two adult sockeye salmon or
hatchery adult steelhead, or one of
each. Anglers can round out their
daily six-fish limit with hatchery
jack chinook salmon.

For more information and details on
daily limits in each section of the
river, see the Fishing Rule Change at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/

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/ June 28, 2018 Contact: WDFW Region 5 Office, 360-696-6211 Sockeye fishery to open on Columbia River, but chinook season to close on lower stretch Starting July 1, anglers can catch and keep sockeye salmon on the Columbia River, but will be required to release any chinook salmon they intercept downriver from Bonneville Dam. Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon today agreed to modify fishing rules in joint waters of the Columbia, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) followed up by extending the sockeye fishery upstream to Chief Joseph Dam. Before the season got underway, both states agreed to forgo scheduling any sockeye fisheries on the Columbia River due to low projected returns, especially those to the Wenatchee River. However, an updated run forecast now projects that 209,000 sockeye will return this year – up from the 99,000 previously estimated – providing a sufficient number of fish for recreational fishing opportunities throughout the Columbia, said Bill Tweit, a WDFW special assistant. “It’s always exciting to see salmon come in above the pre-season forecast,” Tweit said. “Sockeye can be elusive in the lower river, but anglers generally do well fishing for them from the Tri-Cities to Brewster.” Snake River fisheries remain closed to protect Snake River sockeye listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. While the preseason forecast for summer chinook has not yet been updated, Tweit said current data indicate that chinook returns are tracking about 20 percent below the initial projection of 67,300 adult fish. That prompted fishery managers to close the lower Columbia River summer chinook season four days earlier than previously scheduled. “Based on the low catches to date above Bonneville, we decided to close the chinook fishery in the lower river but leave it open upriver from the dam,” Tweit said. Starting July 1, anglers fishing from the Megler-Astoria Bridge to Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia River can still catch a total of six salmon/steelhead a day. The daily limit for adult fish in those waters is two adult sockeye salmon or hatchery adult steelhead, or one of each. Anglers can round out their daily six-fish limit with hatchery jack chinook salmon. For more information and details on daily limits in each section of the river, see the Fishing Rule Change at https://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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 - 8:36 a.m. 6/29/2018
WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

June 28, 2018

Contact: WDFW Region 5 Office, 360-
696-6211

Sockeye fishery to open on Columbia
River,
but chinook season to close on lower
stretch

Starting July 1, anglers can catch
and keep sockeye salmon on the
Columbia River, but will be required
to release any chinook salmon they
intercept downriver from Bonneville
Dam.

Fishery managers from Washington and
Oregon today agreed to modify fishing
rules in joint waters of the
Columbia, and the Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife
(WDFW) followed up by extending the
sockeye fishery upstream to Chief
Joseph Dam.

Before the season got underway, both
states agreed to forgo scheduling any
sockeye fisheries on the Columbia
River due to low projected returns,
especially those to the Wenatchee
River.

However, an updated run forecast now
projects that 209,000 sockeye will
return this year – up from the 99,000
previously estimated – providing a
sufficient number of fish for
recreational fishing opportunities
throughout the Columbia, said Bill
Tweit, a WDFW special assistant.

“It’s always exciting to see salmon
come in above the pre-season
forecast,” Tweit said. “Sockeye can
be elusive in the lower river, but
anglers generally do well fishing for
them from the Tri-Cities to
Brewster.”

Snake River fisheries remain closed
to protect Snake River sockeye listed
under the federal Endangered Species
Act.

While the preseason forecast for
summer chinook has not yet been
updated, Tweit said current data
indicate that chinook returns are
tracking about 20 percent below the
initial projection of 67,300 adult
fish. That prompted fishery managers
to close the lower Columbia River
summer chinook season four days
earlier than previously scheduled.

“Based on the low catches to date
above Bonneville, we decided to close
the chinook fishery in the lower
river but leave it open upriver from
the dam,” Tweit said.

Starting July 1, anglers fishing from
the Megler-Astoria Bridge to
Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia
River can still catch a total of six
salmon/steelhead a day. The daily
limit for adult fish in those waters
is two adult sockeye salmon or
hatchery adult steelhead, or one of
each. Anglers can round out their
daily six-fish limit with hatchery
jack chinook salmon.

For more information and details on
daily limits in each section of the
river, see the Fishing Rule Change at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/

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

June 28, 2018 WDFW Contact: Captain Dan Chadwick, 360-581-3337 WSDOT/WSF Contact: Ian Sterling, communications, 206-714-1556 Keep crab pots out of ferry lanes OLYMPIA – Harvesting crab is a Northwest tradition, but improperly set and lost crab pots can mean big trouble for the region's ferry system. That's why the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Washington State Ferries (WSF) are joining forces this summer to urge recreational crab fishers to stay out of ferry lanes, docks, and terminals when dropping crab pots. Several million people are expected to ride a ferry during the busy summer travel season. In 2017, three separate ferries on three different routes were temporarily disabled due to crab lines and pots either placed in the ferry lane or improperly set and swept into the routes. Recreational crab lines tangled in the shafts of the vessels led to both costly repairs and lengthy delays for ferry travelers. "Crab pots caused the most severe damage to the propulsion system on the Salish ferry last summer," said Greg Faust, director of WSF operations for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). "The loss of this vessel alone resulted in nearly 800 cancelled sailings on the Port Townsend/Coupeville and Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth routes as we shuffled boats around to balance service needs across our system." Most areas of Puget Sound will open for recreational crab fishing on June 30, although two areas around the San Juan Islands open later in the summer to protect molting crab. WDFW shellfish managers predict crabbing will be good again this year and more people will participate in the season. "We need crabbers to help prevent conflicts with ferries as they hit the water this year," said WDFW Police Captain Dan Chadwick. Chadwick recommended several ways for crab fishers to have a successful experience and avoid problems with ferries: Add Weight to Lines – Propellers can sever or wrap up a line floating along the surface. Use sinking lines when possible, and add weight to keep floating lines off the surface. Know Water Depth – The easiest way to lose a pot is to drop one in water deeper than the length of line attached. Use a line that is one-third longer than the water depth to keep pots from floating away. Watch Pots – Stay close to dropped crab pots to ensure all are accounted for at the end of the day. Add Extra Weights to Crab Pots – In many instances, adding just 10 pounds of weight can help recreational crab pots stay put. Use Escape Cord – Biodegradable cotton cord, which is required on all pots, will degrade and allow crabs to escape if a pot is lost. Identify Crab Pots – All recreational crab pot buoys must have the crab fisher's name and address on them, and a phone number is recommended. Chadwick noted more than 12,000 crab pots are lost each year, with many of these pots continuing to fish killing crabs. Lost crab pots should be reported immediately online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/lost_gear/ or by calling1-855-542-3935(WDFW). There are no penalties for reporting lost fishing gear. Recreational crab fishing will be open Thursdays through Mondays each week during the summer. Crabbing is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week, which means crabbers should be aware that no sport crab fisheries will be open Wednesday, July 4. All shellfish gear must be removed from the water on closed days. Crab fishers may not set or pull shellfish gear from a vessel from one hour after official sunset to one hour before official sunrise. For more information on crab fishing, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/. Any suspected illegal activity should be reported as soon as possible by calling 1-877-933-9847. 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 - 8:35 a.m. 6/29/2018
June 28, 2018
WDFW Contact: Captain Dan Chadwick,
360-581-3337
WSDOT/WSF Contact: Ian Sterling,
communications, 206-714-1556

Keep crab pots out of ferry lanes

OLYMPIA – Harvesting crab is a
Northwest tradition, but improperly
set and lost crab pots can mean big
trouble for the region's ferry
system.

That's why the Washington Department
of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and
Washington State Ferries (WSF) are
joining forces this summer to urge
recreational crab fishers to stay out
of ferry lanes, docks, and terminals
when dropping crab pots.

Several million people are expected
to ride a ferry during the busy
summer travel season. In 2017, three
separate ferries on three different
routes were temporarily disabled due
to crab lines and pots either placed
in the ferry lane or improperly set
and swept into the routes.
Recreational crab lines tangled in
the shafts of the vessels led to both
costly repairs and lengthy delays for
ferry travelers.

"Crab pots caused the most severe
damage to the propulsion system on
the Salish ferry last summer," said
Greg Faust, director of WSF
operations for the Washington State
Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
"The loss of this vessel alone
resulted in nearly 800 cancelled
sailings on the Port
Townsend/Coupeville and
Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth routes
as we shuffled boats around to
balance service needs across our
system."

Most areas of Puget Sound will open
for recreational crab fishing on June
30, although two areas around the San
Juan Islands open later in the summer
to protect molting crab. WDFW
shellfish managers predict crabbing
will be good again this year and more
people will participate in the
season.

"We need crabbers to help prevent
conflicts with ferries as they hit
the water this year," said WDFW
Police Captain Dan Chadwick.

Chadwick recommended several ways for
crab fishers to have a successful
experience and avoid problems with
ferries:

Add Weight to Lines – Propellers can
sever or wrap up a line floating
along the surface. Use sinking lines
when possible, and add weight to keep
floating lines off the surface.
Know Water Depth – The easiest way to
lose a pot is to drop one in water
deeper than the length of line
attached. Use a line that is one-
third longer than the water depth to
keep pots from floating away.
Watch Pots – Stay close to dropped
crab pots to ensure all are accounted
for at the end of the day.
Add Extra Weights to Crab Pots – In
many instances, adding just 10 pounds
of weight can help recreational crab
pots stay put.
Use Escape Cord – Biodegradable
cotton cord, which is required on all
pots, will degrade and allow crabs to
escape if a pot is lost.
Identify Crab Pots – All recreational
crab pot buoys must have the crab
fisher's name and address on them,
and a phone number is recommended.
Chadwick noted more than 12,000 crab
pots are lost each year, with many of
these pots continuing to fish killing
crabs. Lost crab pots should be
reported immediately online at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/lost_
gear/ or by calling1-855-542-
3935(WDFW). There are no penalties
for reporting lost fishing gear.

Recreational crab fishing will be
open Thursdays through Mondays each
week during the summer. Crabbing is
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays each
week, which means crabbers should be
aware that no sport crab fisheries
will be open Wednesday, July 4.

All shellfish gear must be removed
from the water on closed days. Crab
fishers may not set or pull shellfish
gear from a vessel from one hour
after official sunset to one hour
before official sunrise. For more
information on crab fishing, see
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/crab/.

Any suspected illegal activity should
be reported as soon as possible by
calling 1-877-933-9847.

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

Marine areas 3-10 to open June 30 for recreational halibut fishing Action: Recreational halibut fishing will re-open for a final day in Marine Areas 3 and 4 (La Push and Neah Bay) and marine areas 5 through 10 in the Puget Sound on Saturday, June 30. Effective date: Saturday, June 30, 2018. Species affected: Pacific halibut. Location: Marine Area 3 (La Push), Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) and marine areas 5-10 (Puget Sound). Reason for action: Recreational catch estimates from the recent halibut opener on June 21 and June 23 indicate that there is sufficient quota remaining to open recreational halibut fishing for one final day on Saturday, June 30. Additional information: Anglers should note that lingcod retention is not allowed in waters deeper than 120 feet in Marine areas 5 and 6 now that the recreational lingcod season is closed. All other areas are closed to recreational halibut fishing for the remainder of the year. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Information contact: Heather Reed, 360-902-2487. 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 - 8:33 a.m. 6/29/2018
Marine areas 3-10 to open June 30 for
recreational halibut fishing

Action: Recreational halibut fishing
will re-open for a final day in
Marine Areas 3 and 4 (La Push and
Neah Bay) and marine areas 5 through
10 in the Puget Sound on Saturday,
June 30.

Effective date: Saturday, June 30,
2018.

Species affected: Pacific halibut.

Location: Marine Area 3 (La Push),
Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay) and marine
areas 5-10 (Puget Sound).

Reason for action: Recreational catch
estimates from the recent halibut
opener on June 21 and June 23
indicate that there is sufficient
quota remaining to open recreational
halibut fishing for one final day on
Saturday, June 30.

Additional information: Anglers
should note that lingcod retention is
not allowed in waters deeper than 120
feet in Marine areas 5 and 6 now that
the recreational lingcod season is
closed. All other areas are closed
to recreational halibut fishing for
the remainder of the year.

This rule conforms to federal action
taken by the National Marine
Fisheries Service and the
International Pacific Halibut
Commission.

Information contact: Heather Reed,
360-902-2487.

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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June 28, 2018 Clarifies regulations for salmon fishery in Marine Area 12, south of Ayock Point Action: Clarifies that the daily limit south of Ayock Point in Marine Area 12 is four salmon, up to four of which may be hatchery chinook. Anglers must release chum and wild chinook. The 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet erroneously states that anglers can keep only two hatchery chinook as part of the four salmon limit. Effective date: July 1-Sept. 30, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: South of Ayock Point in Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal). Reason for action: This corrects an error in the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet. These regulations were agreed to with co-managers during the annual North of Falcon salmon season-setting process. Additional information: Other Puget Sound marine areas that open July 1 to salmon fishing include marine areas 5 (Sekiu) and 7 (San Juan Islands). Marine Area 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait) opens July 3. Check the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet, which is available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for more information. Information contact: Mark Baltzell, 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 - 8:31 a.m. 6/29/2018
June 28, 2018

Clarifies regulations for salmon
fishery
in Marine Area 12, south of Ayock
Point

Action: Clarifies that the daily
limit south of Ayock Point in Marine
Area 12 is four salmon, up to four of
which may be hatchery chinook.
Anglers must release chum and wild
chinook.

The 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing
rules pamphlet erroneously states
that anglers can keep only two
hatchery chinook as part of the four
salmon limit.

Effective date: July 1-Sept. 30,
2018.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: South of Ayock Point in
Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal).

Reason for action: This corrects an
error in the 2018-19 Washington
Sportfishing Rules pamphlet. These
regulations were agreed to with co-
managers during the annual North of
Falcon salmon season-setting process.

Additional information: Other Puget
Sound marine areas that open July 1
to salmon fishing include marine
areas 5 (Sekiu) and 7 (San Juan
Islands). Marine Area 6 (East Juan de
Fuca Strait) opens July 3. Check the
2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules
pamphlet, which is available online
at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/ for more information.

Information contact: Mark Baltzell,
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
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Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Any good reports? - 7:07 a.m. 6/29/2018
Anyone hear anything about this years
anticipated return for steelhead? Been busy
with work and haven’t had a chance. Itching to
get out when I can.

Abram - Battleground
swing_thick@yahoo.com

North Fork Lewis River - 8:32 p.m. 6/28/2018
Is the hatchery still open to Salmon?
If so, anyone know the daily limit?
And if anyone's having any luck?

Bigfoot Cedar - Amboy, Washington
Lahti0715@yahoo.com
N/A

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov June 26, 2018 Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close Action: Closes the upper section of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Effective date: June 30, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser and Roza have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 return to the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Friday, June 29. Additional information: This rule change will close all areas of the Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook. The lower section of the Yakima River was closed on June 18. Information contact: Marc Divens, District 8 fish biologist, (509) 457-9301. 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 - 9:22 a.m. 6/28/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

June 26, 2018

Yakima River spring chinook fishery
to close

Action: Closes the upper section of
the Yakima River to fishing for
hatchery spring chinook salmon.

Effective date: June 30, 2018.

Species affected: Spring chinook
salmon.

Location: From the Interstate 82
bridge at Union Gap (river mile
107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge
approximately 600 feet downstream of
Roza Dam (river mile 127.8).

Reason for action: Spring chinook
daily counts at Prosser and Roza have
declined substantially, signaling the
end of the 2018 return to the Yakima
River. Salmon fishing will remain
open through Friday, June 29.

Additional information: This rule
change will close all areas of the
Yakima River to fishing for spring
chinook. The lower section of the
Yakima River was closed on June 18.

Information contact: Marc Divens,
District 8 fish biologist, (509) 457-
9301.

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 June 26, 2018 Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close Action: Closes the upper section of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Effective date: June 30, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser and Roza have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 return to the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Friday, June 29. Additional information: This rule change will close all areas of the Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook. The lower section of the Yakima River was closed on June 18. Information contact: Marc Divens, District 8 fish biologist, (509) 457-9301. 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 June 26, 2018 Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close Action: Closes the upper section of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Effective date: June 30, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser and Roza have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 return to the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Friday, June 29. Additional information: This rule change will close all areas of the Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook. The lower section of the Yakima River was closed on June 18. Information contact: Marc Divens, District 8 fish biologist, (509) 457-9301. 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 June 26, 2018 Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close Action: Closes the upper section of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Effective date: June 30, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser and Roza have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 return to the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Friday, June 29. Additional information: This rule change will close all areas of the Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook. The lower section of the Yakima River was closed on June 18. Information contact: Marc Divens, District 8 fish biologist, (509) 457-9301. 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 June 26, 2018 Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close Action: Closes the upper section of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon. Effective date: June 30, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: From the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser and Roza have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 return to the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Friday, June 29. Additional information: This rule change will close all areas of the Yakima River to fishing for spring chinook. The lower section of the Yakima River was closed on June 18. Information contact: Marc Divens, District 8 fish biologist, (509) 457-9301. 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

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