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Marine Area 10 to close to hatchery chinook retention Action: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will be closed to the retention of hatchery chinook salmon beginning Friday, Aug. 17. Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon. Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton), excluding the year-round piers. Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have harvested more than 90 percent of the summer chinook quota since the fishery opened on July 16. The fishery will close to allow fishery managers to re-evaluate the catch and determine if any quota remains. Additional information: Marine Area 10 will remain open to the retention of hatchery and wild coho salmon as part of the two salmon daily limit. Anglers must release chinook and chum. Sinclair Inlet remains open for the retention of hatchery chinook through Sept. 30. Anglers fishing the year-round piers have a daily limit of two salmon, one of which may be a chinook, but must release chum through Sept. 15. For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. Anglers can check WDFW’s website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline. Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058 or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:16 a.m. 8/16/2018
Marine Area 10 to close to hatchery
chinook retention

Action: Marine Area 10
(Seattle/Bremerton) will be closed to
the retention of hatchery chinook
salmon beginning Friday, Aug. 17.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Friday,
Aug. 17, 2018.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook
salmon.

Location: Marine Area 10
(Seattle/Bremerton), excluding the
year-round piers.

Reason for action: Preliminary
estimates indicate that anglers have
harvested more than 90 percent of the
summer chinook quota since the
fishery opened on July 16. The
fishery will close to allow fishery
managers to re-evaluate the catch and
determine if any quota remains.

Additional information: Marine Area
10 will remain open to the retention
of hatchery and wild coho salmon as
part of the two salmon daily limit.
Anglers must release chinook and
chum. Sinclair Inlet remains open for
the retention of hatchery chinook
through Sept. 30. Anglers fishing the
year-round piers have a daily limit
of two salmon, one of which may be a
chinook, but must release chum
through Sept. 15.

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

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

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

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Noel E Johnson - Woodland
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August 15, 2018 Contact: Don Velasquez, 425-775-1311, ext. 112; Don Rothaus 425-775-1311, ext. 126 Hood Canal shrimp fishery to open for two more days OLYMPIA – Recreational shrimp fishers will get two consecutive days to harvest spot shrimp on Hood Canal, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) will open to recreational shrimp fishing from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 22. In addition, the daily catch limit will be increased to 100 shrimp per person from the typical 80 shrimp per person for these two days in Hood Canal. Earlier this summer, the Hood Canal area was open for seven days for recreational harvest but roughly 19,000 pounds of quota remain, said Don Rothaus, WDFW shellfish biologist. “This is a great opportunity for shrimp harvesters to enjoy some time on the water,” Rothaus said. “We don’t typically get many late-season openings in Hood Canal like this.” Rothaus noted that the northern and southern areas of Hood Canal have yielded the best catches this season. The central section of the canal hasn’t been as productive as in previous seasons. The only Puget Sound waters currently open to spot shrimp harvest are Marine Areas 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Marine Area 5 (western Strait of Juan de Fuca). More information on the seasons and rules for spot shrimp and non-spot shrimp is available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/. 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 - 10:15 a.m. 8/16/2018
August 15, 2018

Contact: Don Velasquez, 425-775-1311,
ext. 112;
Don Rothaus 425-775-1311, ext. 126

Hood Canal shrimp fishery to open for
two more days

OLYMPIA – Recreational shrimp fishers
will get two consecutive days to
harvest spot shrimp on Hood Canal,
the Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

Hood Canal (Marine Area 12) will open
to recreational shrimp fishing from
noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 22. In
addition, the daily catch limit will
be increased to 100 shrimp per person
from the typical 80 shrimp per person
for these two days in Hood Canal.

Earlier this summer, the Hood Canal
area was open for seven days for
recreational harvest but roughly
19,000 pounds of quota remain, said
Don Rothaus, WDFW shellfish
biologist.

“This is a great opportunity for
shrimp harvesters to enjoy some time
on the water,” Rothaus said. “We
don’t typically get many late-season
openings in Hood Canal like this.”

Rothaus noted that the northern and
southern areas of Hood Canal have
yielded the best catches this season.
The central section of the canal
hasn’t been as productive as in
previous seasons.

The only Puget Sound waters currently
open to spot shrimp harvest are
Marine Areas 4 east of the Bonilla-
Tatoosh line and Marine Area 5
(western Strait of Juan de Fuca).

More information on the seasons and
rules for spot shrimp and non-spot
shrimp is available online at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/shrimp/.

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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Mouth of Deschutes River to close on mainstem Columbia River Action: Certain waters of the Columbia River within Oregon are closed to fishing. Effective date: August 9, 2018 until further notice. Species affected: All species. Location: Oregon’s waters adjacent to the mouth of the Deschutes River south of a straight line projecting from the flashing red USCG light #2 upstream to the lower South Channel range marker. Reason for action: The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission directed the closure of these joint state waters of the mainstem Columbia River. Anglers are permitted to fish within joint state waters with either a Washington or Oregon fishing license, but must follow regulations of the waters being fished. This notice is designed to inform Washington anglers of Oregon’s fishing closure. Additional information: See the ODFW website for more information on the fishing rule change. Information contact: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (503) 947-6001. 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 - 9:33 a.m. 8/10/2018
Mouth of Deschutes River to close on
mainstem Columbia River

Action: Certain waters of the
Columbia River within Oregon are
closed to fishing.

Effective date: August 9, 2018 until
further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Oregon’s waters adjacent to
the mouth of the Deschutes River
south of a straight line projecting
from the flashing red USCG light #2
upstream to the lower South Channel
range marker.

Reason for action: The Oregon Fish
and Wildlife Commission directed the
closure of these joint state waters
of the mainstem Columbia River.
Anglers are permitted to fish within
joint state waters with either a
Washington or Oregon fishing license,
but must follow regulations of the
waters being fished. This notice is
designed to inform Washington anglers
of Oregon’s fishing closure.

Additional information: See the ODFW
website for more information on the
fishing rule change.

Information contact: Oregon
Department of Fish and Wildlife (503)
947-6001.

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: - 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
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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). 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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 - 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
onable_request.html.


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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
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 - 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
onable_request.html.


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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
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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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

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