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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 7, 2018 Nisqually River to close to all recreational angling on Sundays Action: Close Nisqually River to all recreational angling on Sundays. Effective date: Aug. 11 through Sept. 30, 2018. Species affected: All species. Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties. Reason for action: This rule is necessary to comply with fisheries agreements made with co-managers during North of Falcon proceedings. It is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers. Additional information: Anglers should refer to the Washington Sport Fishing Rules 2018/2019 pamphlet edition for other ongoing fishing opportunities. Information contact: James Losee 360-902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov. 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: - 9:33 a.m. 8/9/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 7, 2018

Nisqually River to close to all
recreational angling on Sundays

Action: Close Nisqually River to all
recreational angling on Sundays.

Effective date: Aug. 11 through Sept.
30, 2018.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Nisqually River from the
mouth to military tank crossing
bridge (located one mile upstream of
mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston
counties.

Reason for action: This rule is
necessary to comply with fisheries
agreements made with co-managers
during North of Falcon proceedings.
It is needed to avoid gear conflicts
between tribal and recreational
fishers.

Additional information: Anglers
should refer to the Washington Sport
Fishing Rules 2018/2019 pamphlet
edition for other ongoing fishing
opportunities.

Information contact: James Losee 360-
902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or
Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670,
gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov.

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 7, 2018 Nisqually River to close to all recreational angling on Sundays Action: Close Nisqually River to all recreational angling on Sundays. Effective date: Aug. 11 through Sept. 30, 2018. Species affected: All species. Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties. Reason for action: This rule is necessary to comply with fisheries agreements made with co-managers during North of Falcon proceedings. It is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers. Additional information: Anglers should refer to the Washington Sport Fishing Rules 2018/2019 pamphlet edition for other ongoing fishing opportunities. Information contact: James Losee 360-902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov. 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: - WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 7, 2018 Nisqually River to close to all recreational angling on Sundays Action: Close Nisqually River to all recreational angling on Sundays. Effective date: Aug. 11 through Sept. 30, 2018. Species affected: All species. Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties. Reason for action: This rule is necessary to comply with fisheries agreements made with co-managers during North of Falcon proceedings. It is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers. Additional information: Anglers should refer to the Washington Sport Fishing Rules 2018/2019 pamphlet edition for other ongoing fishing opportunities. Information contact: James Losee 360-902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov. 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:
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 7, 2018 Nisqually River to close to all recreational angling on Sundays Action: Close Nisqually River to all recreational angling on Sundays. Effective date: Aug. 11 through Sept. 30, 2018. Species affected: All species. Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties. Reason for action: This rule is necessary to comply with fisheries agreements made with co-managers during North of Falcon proceedings. It is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers. Additional information: Anglers should refer to the Washington Sport Fishing Rules 2018/2019 pamphlet edition for other ongoing fishing opportunities. Information contact: James Losee 360-902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov. 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:
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov August 7, 2018 Nisqually River to close to all recreational angling on Sundays Action: Close Nisqually River to all recreational angling on Sundays. Effective date: Aug. 11 through Sept. 30, 2018. Species affected: All species. Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties. Reason for action: This rule is necessary to comply with fisheries agreements made with co-managers during North of Falcon proceedings. It is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers. Additional information: Anglers should refer to the Washington Sport Fishing Rules 2018/2019 pamphlet edition for other ongoing fishing opportunities. Information contact: James Losee 360-902-2741, james.losee@dfw.wa.gov or Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670, gabriel.madel@dfw.wa.gov. 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:

August 8, 2018 Salmon fishing to close in Marine Areas 1 and 4 Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing the salmon fisheries early will help ensure compliance with conservation requirements. Recreational fisheries in both areas would have needed to close prior to Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers of quota by the commercial troll fishery, allowing recreational angling to continue through the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12. Sufficient quota remains for both chinook and coho in marine areas 2 (Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain open. Additional information: While Marine Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there can retain two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook but must release wild coho. While Marine Area 4 is open, anglers fishing west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-salmon daily limit but must release chum and wild coho, while those fishing east of the line have a two-salmon limit but must release chum, chinook and wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Areas 2 remains two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho. 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 - 9:32 a.m. 8/9/2018
August 8, 2018

Salmon fishing to close in Marine
Areas 1 and 4

Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to
salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug.
13.

Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and
Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay).

Reason for action: Estimates indicate
that anglers will reach quotas for
coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing
the salmon fisheries early will help
ensure compliance with conservation
requirements.

Recreational fisheries in both areas
would have needed to close prior to
Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers
of quota by the commercial troll
fishery, allowing recreational
angling to continue through the end
of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12.

Sufficient quota remains for both
chinook and coho in marine areas 2
(Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain
open.

Additional information: While Marine
Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there
can retain two salmon, only one of
which can be a chinook but must
release wild coho. While Marine Area
4 is open, anglers fishing west of
the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-
salmon daily limit but must release
chum and wild coho, while those
fishing east of the line have a two-
salmon limit but must release chum,
chinook and wild coho.

The daily limit in Marine Areas 2
remains two salmon, no more than one
of which may be a chinook, release
wild coho. The daily limit in Marine
Area 3 remains two salmon, release
wild coho.

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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August 8, 2018 Salmon fishing to close in Marine Areas 1 and 4 Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing the salmon fisheries early will help ensure compliance with conservation requirements. Recreational fisheries in both areas would have needed to close prior to Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers of quota by the commercial troll fishery, allowing recreational angling to continue through the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12. Sufficient quota remains for both chinook and coho in marine areas 2 (Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain open. Additional information: While Marine Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there can retain two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook but must release wild coho. While Marine Area 4 is open, anglers fishing west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-salmon daily limit but must release chum and wild coho, while those fishing east of the line have a two-salmon limit but must release chum, chinook and wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Areas 2 remains two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho. 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 - August 8, 2018 Salmon fishing to close in Marine Areas 1 and 4 Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing the salmon fisheries early will help ensure compliance with conservation requirements. Recreational fisheries in both areas would have needed to close prior to Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers of quota by the commercial troll fishery, allowing recreational angling to continue through the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12. Sufficient quota remains for both chinook and coho in marine areas 2 (Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain open. Additional information: While Marine Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there can retain two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook but must release wild coho. While Marine Area 4 is open, anglers fishing west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-salmon daily limit but must release chum and wild coho, while those fishing east of the line have a two-salmon limit but must release chum, chinook and wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Areas 2 remains two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho. 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
August 8, 2018 Salmon fishing to close in Marine Areas 1 and 4 Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing the salmon fisheries early will help ensure compliance with conservation requirements. Recreational fisheries in both areas would have needed to close prior to Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers of quota by the commercial troll fishery, allowing recreational angling to continue through the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12. Sufficient quota remains for both chinook and coho in marine areas 2 (Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain open. Additional information: While Marine Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there can retain two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook but must release wild coho. While Marine Area 4 is open, anglers fishing west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-salmon daily limit but must release chum and wild coho, while those fishing east of the line have a two-salmon limit but must release chum, chinook and wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Areas 2 remains two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho. 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
August 8, 2018 Salmon fishing to close in Marine Areas 1 and 4 Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing the salmon fisheries early will help ensure compliance with conservation requirements. Recreational fisheries in both areas would have needed to close prior to Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers of quota by the commercial troll fishery, allowing recreational angling to continue through the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12. Sufficient quota remains for both chinook and coho in marine areas 2 (Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain open. Additional information: While Marine Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there can retain two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook but must release wild coho. While Marine Area 4 is open, anglers fishing west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-salmon daily limit but must release chum and wild coho, while those fishing east of the line have a two-salmon limit but must release chum, chinook and wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Areas 2 remains two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho. 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

August 8, 2018 Salmon fishing to close in Marine Areas 1 and 4 Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018. Species affected: Salmon. Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay). Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing the salmon fisheries early will help ensure compliance with conservation requirements. Recreational fisheries in both areas would have needed to close prior to Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers of quota by the commercial troll fishery, allowing recreational angling to continue through the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12. Sufficient quota remains for both chinook and coho in marine areas 2 (Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain open. Additional information: While Marine Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there can retain two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook but must release wild coho. While Marine Area 4 is open, anglers fishing west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-salmon daily limit but must release chum and wild coho, while those fishing east of the line have a two-salmon limit but must release chum, chinook and wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Areas 2 remains two salmon, no more than one of which may be a chinook, release wild coho. The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho. 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 - 9:30 a.m. 8/9/2018
August 8, 2018

Salmon fishing to close in Marine
Areas 1 and 4

Action: Close Marine Areas 1 and 4 to
salmon fishing beginning Monday, Aug.
13.

Effective date: Aug. 13, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) and
Marine Area 4 (Neah Bay).

Reason for action: Estimates indicate
that anglers will reach quotas for
coho salmon in areas 1 and 4. Closing
the salmon fisheries early will help
ensure compliance with conservation
requirements.

Recreational fisheries in both areas
would have needed to close prior to
Aug. 13 had it not been for transfers
of quota by the commercial troll
fishery, allowing recreational
angling to continue through the end
of the day, Sunday, Aug. 12.

Sufficient quota remains for both
chinook and coho in marine areas 2
(Westport) and 3 (La Push) to remain
open.

Additional information: While Marine
Area 1 is open, anglers fishing there
can retain two salmon, only one of
which can be a chinook but must
release wild coho. While Marine Area
4 is open, anglers fishing west of
the Bonilla-Tatoosh line have a two-
salmon daily limit but must release
chum and wild coho, while those
fishing east of the line have a two-
salmon limit but must release chum,
chinook and wild coho.

The daily limit in Marine Areas 2
remains two salmon, no more than one
of which may be a chinook, release
wild coho. The daily limit in Marine
Area 3 remains two salmon, release
wild coho.

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
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Weekender report - 2:31 a.m. 8/2/2018
Summer fishing well underway as
hunters prepare for early seasons

Summer fisheries are in full swing
throughout the state this month,
providing some of the year's best
fishing opportunities in lakes and
streams, along the coast, and on the
Columbia River.

Some hunters will take to the field
for black bear in the first big-game
hunt of the season, while others will
scout deer and elk hunting areas in
preparation for the fall seasons.

Popular outdoor opportunities in
August include:

Columbia River salmon: Fall chinook
fishing opens Aug. 1, drawing
thousands of anglers to the popular
Buoy 10 fishery near the mouth of the
Columbia.
Puget Sound crab: Recreational crab
fishing is open from Thursday through
Monday every week in many areas of
Puget Sound, except north of the San
Juan Islands (Marine Area 7 North)
and the South Sound (areas 11 and
13). Marine Area 7 North opens on
Aug. 16.
Trout and warmwater fish: Anglers
fishing for trout and warmwater
species, such as bass and yellow
perch, should continue to do well at
many lakes across the state.
Ocean salmon: Anglers are reeling in
salmon in all four marine areas off
the Washington coast. Areas may close
as catch quotas are reached.
Black bears: Hunting opens during
August in several parts of the state.
Hunters are allowed two black bears
during the general season, only one
of which may be taken in eastern
Washington.
Hunting and fishing rule booklets are
available from license dealers while
supplies last and online at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/ and
https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/regulatio
ns/.

Region-by-region descriptions of
fishing, hunting, and wildlife
viewing opportunities are detailed in
the Weekender Regional Reports at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These
reports are updated throughout the
month.

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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July 23, 2018 Contact: Chad Jackson, 509-754-4624 ext. 250 Counts of summer chinook salmon prompt reopening fishery in upper Columbia River OLYMPIA Stronger-than-expected returns of summer chinook salmon moving past Priest Rapids Dam have prompted fishery managers to reopen chinook fishing in select mainstream pools and tributaries of the upper Columbia River. Starting July 25, anglers can again catch and keep hatchery adult chinook from Rocky Reach Dam to Wells Dam, and in the Wenatchee and Chelan rivers. In addition, the chinook fishery will open Aug. 1 from Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, including the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers. The daily limit of hatchery adult chinook is two fish per angler. Additional regulations are described in the Fishing Rule Change at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2174. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed area chinook fisheries earlier this month after the summer chinook run was downgraded from a preseason projection of 67,300 fish to 44,000 fish. Based primarily on counts at Bonneville Dam, that assessment indicated that this year's run size was one of the lowest on record since 2000. "The counts at Bonneville Dam indicated a very low return, so we were compelled to take the precautionary step of closing the fisheries until additional information was available," said Bill Tweit, WDFW Columbia River management unit leader. "But more recent fish counts of summer chinook passing Priest Rapids Dam farther upstream indicate that the run is stronger than expected." Tweit noted that the overlap of spring and summer chinook passing Bonneville Dam can make it difficult to get an accurate estimate of the summer chinook return. Recent counts of summer chinook passing Priest Rapids Dam provide a more accurate assessment of this year's return, he said. Based on current projections of summer chinook passage over Priest Rapids Dam, state fishery managers are now confident that there are surplus fish from the Chelan Falls, Entiat, and Chief Joseph hatchery programs available for harvest. "Hatchery fish produced from these programs are solely intended for harvest," said Chad Jackson, WDFW Region 2 fish program manager. "Removal of surplus hatchery fish will also help achieve conservation objectives by reducing hatchery-wild interactions on the spawning grounds." Jackson said the area above Wells Dam will open later to give the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) time to collect broodstock for their Chief Joseph Hatchery. Normally, July water temperatures in the lower Okanogan River are high enough to create a thermal barrier to migrating salmon. These fish gather just outside the mouth and are easily collected by tribal staff. This year the thermal barrier formed later and the CCT are behind collecting broodstock. While WDFW is able to reopen this year's summer chinook fishery, low jack counts indicate an even weaker run next year, Jackson said. At Priest Rapids Dam the jack count is just 10 percent of the 10-year average. "Jack counts are usually a very good predictor of adult returns the following year," Jackson said. "It appears we'll face some additional management challenges next year." 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 - 3:52 p.m. 7/24/2018
July 23, 2018
Contact: Chad Jackson, 509-754-4624
ext. 250

Counts of summer chinook salmon
prompt
reopening fishery in upper Columbia
River

OLYMPIA Stronger-than-expected
returns of summer chinook salmon
moving past Priest Rapids Dam have
prompted fishery managers to reopen
chinook fishing in select mainstream
pools and tributaries of the upper
Columbia River.

Starting July 25, anglers can again
catch and keep hatchery adult chinook
from Rocky Reach Dam to Wells Dam,
and in the Wenatchee and Chelan
rivers. In addition, the chinook
fishery will open Aug. 1 from Wells
Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, including
the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers.

The daily limit of hatchery adult
chinook is two fish per angler.
Additional regulations are described
in the Fishing Rule Change at
https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/ef
ishrules/erule.jsp?id=2174.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) closed area chinook
fisheries earlier this month after
the summer chinook run was downgraded
from a preseason projection of 67,300
fish to 44,000 fish. Based primarily
on counts at Bonneville Dam, that
assessment indicated that this year's
run size was one of the lowest on
record since 2000.

"The counts at Bonneville Dam
indicated a very low return, so we
were compelled to take the
precautionary step of closing the
fisheries until additional
information was available," said Bill
Tweit, WDFW Columbia River management
unit leader. "But more recent fish
counts of summer chinook passing
Priest Rapids Dam farther upstream
indicate that the run is stronger
than expected."

Tweit noted that the overlap of
spring and summer chinook passing
Bonneville Dam can make it difficult
to get an accurate estimate of the
summer chinook return. Recent counts
of summer chinook passing Priest
Rapids Dam provide a more accurate
assessment of this year's return, he
said.

Based on current projections of
summer chinook passage over Priest
Rapids Dam, state fishery managers
are now confident that there are
surplus fish from the Chelan Falls,
Entiat, and Chief Joseph hatchery
programs available for harvest.

"Hatchery fish produced from these
programs are solely intended for
harvest," said Chad Jackson, WDFW
Region 2 fish program manager.
"Removal of surplus hatchery fish
will also help achieve conservation
objectives by reducing hatchery-wild
interactions on the spawning
grounds."

Jackson said the area above Wells Dam
will open later to give the Colville
Confederated Tribes (CCT) time to
collect broodstock for their Chief
Joseph Hatchery. Normally, July water
temperatures in the lower Okanogan
River are high enough to create a
thermal barrier to migrating salmon.
These fish gather just outside the
mouth and are easily collected by
tribal staff. This year the thermal
barrier formed later and the CCT are
behind collecting broodstock.

While WDFW is able to reopen this
year's summer chinook fishery, low
jack counts indicate an even weaker
run next year, Jackson said. At
Priest Rapids Dam the jack count is
just 10 percent of the 10-year
average.

"Jack counts are usually a very good
predictor of adult returns the
following year," Jackson said. "It
appears we'll face some additional
management challenges next year."

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
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July 23, 2018 Contact: Chad Jackson, 509-754-4624 ext. 250 Counts of summer chinook salmon prompt reopening fishery in upper Columbia River OLYMPIA Stronger-than-expected returns of summer chinook salmon moving past Priest Rapids Dam have prompted fishery managers to reopen chinook fishing in select mainstream pools and tributaries of the upper Columbia River. Starting July 25, anglers can again catch and keep hatchery adult chinook from Rocky Reach Dam to Wells Dam, and in the Wenatchee and Chelan rivers. In addition, the chinook fishery will open Aug. 1 from Wells Dam to Chief Joseph Dam, including the Okanogan and Similkameen rivers. The daily limit of hatchery adult chinook is two fish per angler. Additional regulations are described in the Fishing Rule Change at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2174. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed area chinook fisheries earlier this month after the summer chinook run was downgraded from a preseason projection of 67,300 fish to 44,000 fish. Based primarily on counts at Bonneville Dam, that assessment indicated that this year's run size was one of the lowest on record since 2000. "The counts at Bonneville Dam indicated a very low return, so we were compelled to take the precautionary step of closing the fisheries until additional information was available," said Bill Tweit, WDFW Columbia River management unit leader. "But more recent fish counts of summer chinook passing Priest Rapids Dam farther upstream indicate that the run is stronger than expected." Tweit noted that the overlap of spring and summer chinook passing Bonneville Dam can make it difficult to get an accurate estimate of the summer chinook return. Recent counts of summer chinook passing Priest Rapids Dam provide a more accurate assessment of this year's return, he said. Based on current projections of summer chinook passage over Priest Rapids Dam, state fishery managers are now confident that there are surplus fish from the Chelan Falls, Entiat, and Chief Joseph hatchery programs available for harvest. "Hatchery fish produced from these programs are solely intended for harvest," said Chad Jackson, WDFW Region 2 fish program manager. "Removal of surplus hatchery fish will also help achieve conservation objectives by reducing hatchery-wild interactions on the spawning grounds." Jackson said the area above Wells Dam will open later to give the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) time to collect broodstock for their Chief Joseph Hatchery. Normally, July water temperatures in the lower Okanogan River are high enough to create a thermal barrier to migrating salmon. These fish gather just outside the mouth and are easily collected by tribal staff. This year the thermal barrier formed later and the CCT are behind collecting broodstock. While WDFW is able to reopen this year's summer chinook fishery, low jack counts indicate an even weaker run next year, Jackson said. At Priest Rapids Dam the jack count is just 10 percent of the 10-year average. "Jack counts are usually a very good predictor of adult returns the following year," Jackson said. "It appears we'll face some additional management challenges next year." 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

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov/ July 23, 2018 Contact: Brandon Troyer, 509-996-2559 Shooting range closed to reduce wildfire risk at Methow Wildlife Area The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the Methow Wildlife Area shooting range today until further notice to reduce the risk of wildfire. Extremely dry conditions in Okanogan County warrant the closure, said Brandon Troyer, WDFW manager of the area. The Methow Valley has been especially prone to wildfires in recent years, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources considers the area to be a high fire risk. The shooting range closure will remain in effect until conditions improve and the risk of wildfire decreases. The closure does not affect legal hunting on the area. Like all of WDFW wildlife areas and water-access sites across the state, the Methow Wildlife Area is also under other restrictions adopted last month, affecting campfires, smoking and the use of chainsaws. All areas also have year-round prohibitions on fireworks and incendiary devices, including tracer rounds and exploding targets, to reduce the risk of wildfire. For more information about restrictions in effect see https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2918a/. 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 - 3:50 p.m. 7/24/2018
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov/

July 23, 2018
Contact: Brandon Troyer, 509-996-2559

Shooting range closed to reduce
wildfire risk at Methow Wildlife Area

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) closed the Methow
Wildlife Area shooting range today
until further notice to reduce the
risk of wildfire.

Extremely dry conditions in Okanogan
County warrant the closure, said
Brandon Troyer, WDFW manager of the
area. The Methow Valley has been
especially prone to wildfires in
recent years, and the Washington
Department of Natural Resources
considers the area to be a high fire
risk.

The shooting range closure will
remain in effect until conditions
improve and the risk of wildfire
decreases. The closure does not
affect legal hunting on the area.

Like all of WDFW wildlife areas and
water-access sites across the state,
the Methow Wildlife Area is also
under other restrictions adopted last
month, affecting campfires, smoking
and the use of chainsaws.

All areas also have year-round
prohibitions on fireworks and
incendiary devices, including tracer
rounds and exploding targets, to
reduce the risk of wildfire. For more
information about restrictions in
effect see
https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2918a/.

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 - Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov/ July 23, 2018 Contact: Brandon Troyer, 509-996-2559 Shooting range closed to reduce wildfire risk at Methow Wildlife Area The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the Methow Wildlife Area shooting range today until further notice to reduce the risk of wildfire. Extremely dry conditions in Okanogan County warrant the closure, said Brandon Troyer, WDFW manager of the area. The Methow Valley has been especially prone to wildfires in recent years, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources considers the area to be a high fire risk. The shooting range closure will remain in effect until conditions improve and the risk of wildfire decreases. The closure does not affect legal hunting on the area. Like all of WDFW wildlife areas and water-access sites across the state, the Methow Wildlife Area is also under other restrictions adopted last month, affecting campfires, smoking and the use of chainsaws. All areas also have year-round prohibitions on fireworks and incendiary devices, including tracer rounds and exploding targets, to reduce the risk of wildfire. For more information about restrictions in effect see https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2918a/. 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
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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov/ July 23, 2018 Contact: Brandon Troyer, 509-996-2559 Shooting range closed to reduce wildfire risk at Methow Wildlife Area The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the Methow Wildlife Area shooting range today until further notice to reduce the risk of wildfire. Extremely dry conditions in Okanogan County warrant the closure, said Brandon Troyer, WDFW manager of the area. The Methow Valley has been especially prone to wildfires in recent years, and the Washington Department of Natural Resources considers the area to be a high fire risk. The shooting range closure will remain in effect until conditions improve and the risk of wildfire decreases. The closure does not affect legal hunting on the area. Like all of WDFW wildlife areas and water-access sites across the state, the Methow Wildlife Area is also under other restrictions adopted last month, affecting campfires, smoking and the use of chainsaws. All areas also have year-round prohibitions on fireworks and incendiary devices, including tracer rounds and exploding targets, to reduce the risk of wildfire. For more information about restrictions in effect see https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2918a/. 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

Lost fishing pole - 5:39 p.m. 7/7/2018
Lost 7ft black fishing pole with
pflueger president reel across from
cedar creek boat launch. It had a
river and spin and glow on it.ty and
have a good day.

Nick - Vanc
stubs1361@gmail.com

Marine Area 6 to close for spot shrimp fishing; Area 7-West to close for all shrimp fishing Action: Recreational fishing for all shrimp species will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 7 West (San Juan Channel, Spieden Channel, Stuart and Waldron islands). Recreational fishing for spot shrimp will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 6 (Port Angeles Harbor, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), but it will remain open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing in waters 200 feet or less. Effective date: 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018. Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp in Marine Area 7 West; sport shrimp in Marine Area 6 (excluding Discovery Bay shrimp district). Location: West Marine Area 7 and Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay shrimp district). Reason for action: The target share for recreational spot shrimp quota has been taken in these two areas. Other information: Only Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line) and 5 (western Strait of Juan de Fuca) remain open for spot shrimp fishing. Several other marine areas are open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing. Check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/ for more information. Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112. 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/ - 9:01 a.m. 7/5/2018
Marine Area 6 to close for spot
shrimp fishing;
Area 7-West to close for all shrimp
fishing

Action: Recreational fishing for all
shrimp species will close at 9 p.m.
on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 7
West (San Juan Channel, Spieden
Channel, Stuart and Waldron islands).

Recreational fishing for spot shrimp
will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July
6, in Marine Area 6 (Port Angeles
Harbor, eastern Strait of Juan de
Fuca, excluding the Discovery Bay
Shrimp District), but it will remain
open for coonstripe and pink shrimp
fishing in waters 200 feet or less.

Effective date: 9 p.m. Friday, July
6, 2018.

Species affected: All shrimp species
including spot shrimp in Marine Area
7 West; sport shrimp in Marine Area 6
(excluding Discovery Bay shrimp
district).

Location: West Marine Area 7 and
Marine Area 6 (excluding the
Discovery Bay shrimp district).

Reason for action: The target share
for recreational spot shrimp quota
has been taken in these two areas.

Other information: Only Marine Areas
4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line)
and 5 (western Strait of Juan de
Fuca) remain open for spot shrimp
fishing.

Several other marine areas are open
for coonstripe and pink shrimp
fishing. Check WDFW's website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/shrimp/ for more information.

Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek,
(425) 775-1311 ext. 112.

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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Marine Area 6 to close for spot shrimp fishing; Area 7-West to close for all shrimp fishing Action: Recreational fishing for all shrimp species will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 7 West (San Juan Channel, Spieden Channel, Stuart and Waldron islands). Recreational fishing for spot shrimp will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Marine Area 6 (Port Angeles Harbor, eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), but it will remain open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing in waters 200 feet or less. Effective date: 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018. Species affected: All shrimp species including spot shrimp in Marine Area 7 West; sport shrimp in Marine Area 6 (excluding Discovery Bay shrimp district). Location: West Marine Area 7 and Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay shrimp district). Reason for action: The target share for recreational spot shrimp quota has been taken in these two areas. Other information: Only Marine Areas 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line) and 5 (western Strait of Juan de Fuca) remain open for spot shrimp fishing. Several other marine areas are open for coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing. Check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/ for more information. Contact: Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112. 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/

WDFW WEEKENDER REPORT Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov 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 - 8:48 a.m. 7/3/2018
WDFW WEEKENDER REPORT
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

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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Noel@lewisriver.com
WDFW WEEKENDER REPORT Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov 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

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

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For East Fork Lewis River flow go to East Fork Lewis River Near Heisson, Wa.

Stream flow and reservoir levels at:
Lewis River at Woodland       Speelyai Creek      Muddy Creek
Lewis River at Ariel      Lewis River Reservoir Levels

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