Retention of chum in Willapa Bay Rivers
Action: Retention of chum is allowed as part of the daily limit when open for salmon fishing.
Effective date: Immediately
Species affected: Chum salmon.
Bear River (from Hwy 101 Bridge to Lime Quarry Rd.),
Fork Creek (from Fork Creek Hatchery rack upstream 500’ at fishing boundary sign),
Naselle River (from Hwy 101 Bridge to Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge),
Middle Nemah River (from mouth to DNR bridge on Middle Nemah A-Line Rd.),
North Nemah River (from Hwy 101 Bridge to bridge on Nemah Valley Rd.),
South Nemah River (from mouth to confluence with Middle Nemah),
Niawiakum River (from Hwy 101 Bridge to South Bend/Palix Rd. Bridge),
North River (from Hwy 105 Bridge to Fall River),
Palix River (from Hwy 101 Bridge to mouth of the Middle Fork),
Smith Creek (from mouth to Hwy 101 Bridge),
Willapa River (from mouth to Fork Creek),
South Fork Willapa River (from mouth to bridge on Pehl Rd.)
Reason for action: The Sport Fishing Rules 2014/2015 pamphlet had been published prior to rules being adopted by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Other information: North Nemah River also allows for one additional hatchery chinook in the daily limit through Nov. 30, 2014.
Anglers should refer to the Washington Sport fishing Rules 2014/2015 pamphlet for seasons and limits.
Information Contact: Information Contact: Mike Scharpf (360) 249-1205, Mike.email@example.com or Steve Thiesfeld (360) 249-1201, Steve.Thiesfeld@dfw.wa.gov .