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June 19, 2018 Contacts: WDFW, Laura Till (360) 902-2352; Washington Outdoor Women, Jen Syrowitz (425) 785-3555 Women's workshop offers instruction on fishing, hunting, and outdoor skills OLYMPIA - Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, and other outdoor skills in a September weekend workshop that includes sessions led by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) experts and other certified instructors. Scheduled for Sept.14-16 at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend, the annual workshop is presented and coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship. Now in its 21st year, WOW is an educational outreach program of the Washington Wildlife Federation to help women confidently connect with the outdoors. Twenty-five certified and experienced volunteer instructors will teach 18 classes throughout the weekend on skills such as archery, basic freshwater fishing, fly-fishing and fly-tying, big-game hunting basics, map and compass, survival, backyard wildlife habitat, Dutch oven cooking, backpacking, duck hunting, wilderness first aid, and more. Several WDFW staff members serve as instructors, including biologist Stacie Kelsey teaching "Basic Freshwater Fishing," biologist Laura Till teaching "Map and Compass," biologist Camille Speck and outreach coordinator Shannon Haywood teaching "After the Harvest," and bear and cougar specialist Rich Beausoleil discussing "Living with Wildlife." Workshop participants must be at least 18 years old and must have a current Washington recreational fishing license to participate in the fly-fishing class. More information about the workshop, including attendance fees and registration, is available at www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org/. Scholarships from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are available for first-time participants. 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 - 3:09 p.m. 6/21/2018
June 19, 2018
Contacts: WDFW, Laura Till (360) 902-
2352;
Washington Outdoor Women, Jen
Syrowitz (425) 785-3555

Women's workshop offers instruction
on fishing, hunting, and outdoor
skills

OLYMPIA - Women can learn the basics
of fishing, hunting, and other
outdoor skills in a September weekend
workshop that includes sessions led
by Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) experts and other
certified instructors.

Scheduled for Sept.14-16 at Camp
Waskowitz in North Bend, the annual
workshop is presented and coordinated
by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a
non-profit program dedicated to
teaching women outdoor skills and
natural resource stewardship. Now in
its 21st year, WOW is an educational
outreach program of the Washington
Wildlife Federation to help women
confidently connect with the
outdoors.

Twenty-five certified and experienced
volunteer instructors will teach 18
classes throughout the weekend on
skills such as archery, basic
freshwater fishing, fly-fishing and
fly-tying, big-game hunting basics,
map and compass, survival, backyard
wildlife habitat, Dutch oven cooking,
backpacking, duck hunting, wilderness
first aid, and more.

Several WDFW staff members serve as
instructors, including biologist
Stacie Kelsey teaching "Basic
Freshwater Fishing," biologist Laura
Till teaching "Map and Compass,"
biologist Camille Speck and outreach
coordinator Shannon Haywood teaching
"After the Harvest," and bear and
cougar specialist Rich Beausoleil
discussing "Living with Wildlife."

Workshop participants must be at
least 18 years old and must have a
current Washington recreational
fishing license to participate in the
fly-fishing class.

More information about the workshop,
including attendance fees and
registration, is available at
www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org/.
Scholarships from the Rocky Mountain
Elk Foundation are available for
first-time participants.

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 - Woodland
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Lower Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close, upper section remains open Action: Closes the lower two sections of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon but the upper section will remain open. Effective date: June 18, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: The Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland (river mile 2.1) to the Grant Avenue Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.0), about 1,000 feet downstream of Prosser Dam. The Wine Country Rd. Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.3), about 1,300 feet upstream of Prosser Dam, to the State Route 241 (Sunnyside - Mabton Hwy.) Bridge (river mile 59.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 run in this area of the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Sunday, June 17. Additional information: The Yakima River from the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8) will remain open. The regulations for this area are as follows: Daily limit of two (2) hatchery chinook. Minimum size: 12 inches. Hatchery salmon are identified by a missing adipose fin and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin. Wild salmon (adipose fin intact) must be immediately released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water prior to release. Terminal Gear: Up to two (2), single-point, barbless hooks with a hook gap from point to shank of 3/4 inch or less. Use of bait is allowed. A Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement is required to participate in this fishery. The use of two (2) fishing poles is permitted during the salmon fishery provided the participating angler has purchased a "Two-Pole Endorsement" (in addition to the freshwater fishing license and Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement). Upstream of the Interstate 82 Bridge at Union Gap, the "Selective Gear Rules" prohibiting use of bait and knotted nets is suspended for the duration of the salmon fishery. The upper "closed water" boundary line is moved upstream to the BNSF railroad bridge downstream of Roza Dam to provide additional opportunity to harvest hatchery chinook salmon. Night closure is in effect. Fishing from boats equipped with an internal combustion motor (ICM) is allowed only from the I-82 Bridge at Union Gap to the eastbound (upstream) I-82 bridge at Selah Gap. Boats with an ICM may be used for transportation only upstream of the Selah Gap bridge. Closed to fishing for all species 400 feet upstream from the upstream side of the Yakima Ave. /Terrace Heights Rd. bridge in Yakima, including the area adjacent and downstream of the Roza Wasteway No. 2 fish barrier rack next to Morton & Sons Inc. Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish Biologist, (509) 545-2284. 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 - 8:52 a.m. 6/14/2018
Lower Yakima River spring chinook
fishery to close, upper section
remains open

Action: Closes the lower two sections
of the Yakima River to fishing for
hatchery spring chinook salmon but
the upper section will remain open.

Effective date: June 18, 2018.

Species affected: Spring chinook
salmon.

Location:

The Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland
(river mile 2.1) to the Grant Avenue
Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.0),
about 1,000 feet downstream of
Prosser Dam.
The Wine Country Rd. Bridge in
Prosser (river mile 47.3), about
1,300 feet upstream of Prosser Dam,
to the State Route 241 (Sunnyside -
Mabton Hwy.) Bridge (river mile
59.8).
Reason for action: Spring chinook
daily counts at Prosser have declined
substantially, signaling the end of
the 2018 run in this area of the
Yakima River. Salmon fishing will
remain open through Sunday, June 17.

Additional information: The Yakima
River from the Interstate 82 bridge
at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to
the BNSF railroad bridge
approximately 600 feet downstream of
Roza Dam (river mile 127.8) will
remain open.

The regulations for this area are as
follows:

Daily limit of two (2) hatchery
chinook. Minimum size: 12 inches.
Hatchery salmon are identified by a
missing adipose fin and a healed scar
in the location of the missing fin.
Wild salmon (adipose fin intact) must
be immediately released unharmed and
cannot be removed from the water
prior to release.

Terminal Gear: Up to two (2), single-
point, barbless hooks with a hook gap
from point to shank of 3/4 inch or
less. Use of bait is allowed.

A Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead
Endorsement is required to
participate in this fishery.

The use of two (2) fishing poles is
permitted during the salmon fishery
provided the participating angler has
purchased a "Two-Pole Endorsement"
(in addition to the freshwater
fishing license and Columbia River
Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement).

Upstream of the Interstate 82 Bridge
at Union Gap, the "Selective Gear
Rules" prohibiting use of bait and
knotted nets is suspended for the
duration of the salmon fishery.

The upper "closed water" boundary
line is moved upstream to the BNSF
railroad bridge downstream of Roza
Dam to provide additional opportunity
to harvest hatchery chinook salmon.

Night closure is in effect.

Fishing from boats equipped with an
internal combustion motor (ICM) is
allowed only from the I-82 Bridge at
Union Gap to the eastbound (upstream)
I-82 bridge at Selah Gap. Boats with
an ICM may be used for transportation
only upstream of the Selah Gap
bridge.

Closed to fishing for all species 400
feet upstream from the upstream side
of the Yakima Ave. /Terrace Heights
Rd. bridge in Yakima, including the
area adjacent and downstream of the
Roza Wasteway No. 2 fish barrier rack
next to Morton & Sons Inc.

Information contact: Paul Hoffarth,
District 4 Fish Biologist, (509) 545-
2284.

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 - Lower Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close, upper section remains open Action: Closes the lower two sections of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon but the upper section will remain open. Effective date: June 18, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: The Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland (river mile 2.1) to the Grant Avenue Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.0), about 1,000 feet downstream of Prosser Dam. The Wine Country Rd. Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.3), about 1,300 feet upstream of Prosser Dam, to the State Route 241 (Sunnyside - Mabton Hwy.) Bridge (river mile 59.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 run in this area of the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Sunday, June 17. Additional information: The Yakima River from the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8) will remain open. The regulations for this area are as follows: Daily limit of two (2) hatchery chinook. Minimum size: 12 inches. Hatchery salmon are identified by a missing adipose fin and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin. Wild salmon (adipose fin intact) must be immediately released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water prior to release. Terminal Gear: Up to two (2), single-point, barbless hooks with a hook gap from point to shank of 3/4 inch or less. Use of bait is allowed. A Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement is required to participate in this fishery. The use of two (2) fishing poles is permitted during the salmon fishery provided the participating angler has purchased a "Two-Pole Endorsement" (in addition to the freshwater fishing license and Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement). Upstream of the Interstate 82 Bridge at Union Gap, the "Selective Gear Rules" prohibiting use of bait and knotted nets is suspended for the duration of the salmon fishery. The upper "closed water" boundary line is moved upstream to the BNSF railroad bridge downstream of Roza Dam to provide additional opportunity to harvest hatchery chinook salmon. Night closure is in effect. Fishing from boats equipped with an internal combustion motor (ICM) is allowed only from the I-82 Bridge at Union Gap to the eastbound (upstream) I-82 bridge at Selah Gap. Boats with an ICM may be used for transportation only upstream of the Selah Gap bridge. Closed to fishing for all species 400 feet upstream from the upstream side of the Yakima Ave. /Terrace Heights Rd. bridge in Yakima, including the area adjacent and downstream of the Roza Wasteway No. 2 fish barrier rack next to Morton & Sons Inc. Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish Biologist, (509) 545-2284. 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
Noel@lewisriver.com
Lower Yakima River spring chinook fishery to close, upper section remains open Action: Closes the lower two sections of the Yakima River to fishing for hatchery spring chinook salmon but the upper section will remain open. Effective date: June 18, 2018. Species affected: Spring chinook salmon. Location: The Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland (river mile 2.1) to the Grant Avenue Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.0), about 1,000 feet downstream of Prosser Dam. The Wine Country Rd. Bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.3), about 1,300 feet upstream of Prosser Dam, to the State Route 241 (Sunnyside - Mabton Hwy.) Bridge (river mile 59.8). Reason for action: Spring chinook daily counts at Prosser have declined substantially, signaling the end of the 2018 run in this area of the Yakima River. Salmon fishing will remain open through Sunday, June 17. Additional information: The Yakima River from the Interstate 82 bridge at Union Gap (river mile 107.1) to the BNSF railroad bridge approximately 600 feet downstream of Roza Dam (river mile 127.8) will remain open. The regulations for this area are as follows: Daily limit of two (2) hatchery chinook. Minimum size: 12 inches. Hatchery salmon are identified by a missing adipose fin and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin. Wild salmon (adipose fin intact) must be immediately released unharmed and cannot be removed from the water prior to release. Terminal Gear: Up to two (2), single-point, barbless hooks with a hook gap from point to shank of 3/4 inch or less. Use of bait is allowed. A Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement is required to participate in this fishery. The use of two (2) fishing poles is permitted during the salmon fishery provided the participating angler has purchased a "Two-Pole Endorsement" (in addition to the freshwater fishing license and Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement). Upstream of the Interstate 82 Bridge at Union Gap, the "Selective Gear Rules" prohibiting use of bait and knotted nets is suspended for the duration of the salmon fishery. The upper "closed water" boundary line is moved upstream to the BNSF railroad bridge downstream of Roza Dam to provide additional opportunity to harvest hatchery chinook salmon. Night closure is in effect. Fishing from boats equipped with an internal combustion motor (ICM) is allowed only from the I-82 Bridge at Union Gap to the eastbound (upstream) I-82 bridge at Selah Gap. Boats with an ICM may be used for transportation only upstream of the Selah Gap bridge. Closed to fishing for all species 400 feet upstream from the upstream side of the Yakima Ave. /Terrace Heights Rd. bridge in Yakima, including the area adjacent and downstream of the Roza Wasteway No. 2 fish barrier rack next to Morton & Sons Inc. Information contact: Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish Biologist, (509) 545-2284. 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

Trout, salmon fishing opportunities abound in June Some of Washington's most popular fishing opportunities are open to anglers this month, including chinook salmon in the Columbia River and trout in rivers throughout the state. Sound like fun? Prospective anglers who are interested in fishing but don't have a fishing license can get in on the action during Free Fishing Weekend, scheduled June 9-10. During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington. In addition, no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required to park that weekend at any of the 700 water-access sites maintained by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). For more information, check the department's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/free/. Of course, outdoor adventures don't begin and end with Free Fishing Weekend. Great opportunities over the next several weeks include: Trout: Many rivers across the state open for trout fishing June 2. Meanwhile, the lowland lakes fishing season is underway and anglers have plenty of opportunities to reel in some nice-size fish over the next several months. Columbia River salmon: Anglers can fish for sleek spring chinook salmon in early June, then gear up for beefy summer chinook later in the month under regulations in effect above and below Bonneville Dam. Lake Roosevelt sturgeon: Anglers will have an opportunity again this year to reel in white sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt. Check the Eastern Washington (Region 1) report for details on the fishery that is scheduled to open mid-month. Puget Sound salmon: Salmon fishing seasons are open in portions of Puget Sound, including marine areas 10 (Seattle/Bremerton), 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), and 13 (South Sound). Bird watching: June is a great month to view birds throughout Washington, particularly at WDFW wildlife areas and other public lands. Puget Sound crab: State shellfish managers are working to finalize this year's Puget Sound crab fisheries and hope to announce season information soon. Check the department's recreational crab fishing webpage (https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/) for updates. For more information about fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities 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 - 9:47 a.m. 6/2/2018
Trout, salmon fishing opportunities
abound in June

Some of Washington's most popular
fishing opportunities are open to
anglers this month, including chinook
salmon in the Columbia River and
trout in rivers throughout the state.

Sound like fun? Prospective anglers
who are interested in fishing but
don't have a fishing license can get
in on the action during Free Fishing
Weekend, scheduled June 9-10.

During those two days, no license
will be required to fish or gather
shellfish in any waters open to
fishing in Washington. In addition,
no vehicle access pass or Discover
Pass will be required to park that
weekend at any of the 700 water-
access sites maintained by the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW). For more
information, check the department's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/free/.

Of course, outdoor adventures don't
begin and end with Free Fishing
Weekend. Great opportunities over the
next several weeks include:

Trout: Many rivers across the state
open for trout fishing June 2.
Meanwhile, the lowland lakes fishing
season is underway and anglers have
plenty of opportunities to reel in
some nice-size fish over the next
several months.

Columbia River salmon: Anglers can
fish for sleek spring chinook salmon
in early June, then gear up for beefy
summer chinook later in the month
under regulations in effect above and
below Bonneville Dam.

Lake Roosevelt sturgeon: Anglers
will have an opportunity again this
year to reel in white sturgeon on
Lake Roosevelt. Check the Eastern
Washington (Region 1) report for
details on the fishery that is
scheduled to open mid-month.

Puget Sound salmon: Salmon fishing
seasons are open in portions of Puget
Sound, including marine areas 10
(Seattle/Bremerton), 11 (Tacoma-
Vashon Island), and 13 (South Sound).

Bird watching: June is a great month
to view birds throughout Washington,
particularly at WDFW wildlife areas
and other public lands.

Puget Sound crab: State shellfish
managers are working to finalize this
year's Puget Sound crab fisheries and
hope to announce season information
soon. Check the department's
recreational crab fishing webpage
(https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfis
h/crab/) for updates.
For more information about fishing
and wildlife viewing opportunities
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
www.lewisriver.com

Update Columbia River salmon, steelhead fisheries listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet Action: Update Columbia River salmon and steelhead seasons listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Effective dates: June 16 through June 30, 2018. Species affected: Salmon, steelhead. Location and updated rules: Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Release all adult chinook June 16 through June 21. Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy 395: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Hwy 395 upstream to Priest Rapids Dam: Release all sockeye. Reason for action: This emergency rule updates some Columbia River fishing seasons listed in the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to reflect co-manager agreements reached during the recent North of Falcon season setting process. Other information: The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Megler-Astoria Bridge to Bonneville is open from June 22 through July 4 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Bonneville to Hwy. 395 is open from June 16 through July 31 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Hwy. 395 to Priest Rapids Dam is open from June 16 through Aug. 15, with a one hatchery adult chinook below I-182 and two hatchery adult chinook above I-182. Check the sport fishing rules page for more information on fisheries through June 30, 2018: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. The 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet (July 2018-June 2019) will be available mid-June. These 2018-19 fisheries can be seen on the North of Falcon page: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/. Information contact: Region 5, (360) 696-6211; Region 3, (509) 575-2740. 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 - 10:25 a.m. 5/30/2018
Update Columbia River salmon,
steelhead fisheries
listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing
Rules pamphlet

Action: Update Columbia River salmon
and steelhead seasons listed in the
2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Effective dates: June 16 through June
30, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon, steelhead.

Location and updated rules:

Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to
Bonneville Dam: Up to 2 hatchery
steelhead may be retained. Release
all sockeye. Fishing at night is
permitted in Washington waters.
Release all adult chinook June 16
through June 21.

Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy 395:
Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be
retained. Release all sockeye.
Fishing at night is permitted in
Washington waters.

Hwy 395 upstream to Priest Rapids
Dam: Release all sockeye.

Reason for action: This emergency
rule updates some Columbia River
fishing seasons listed in the 2017-18
Washington Sport Fishing Rules
pamphlet to reflect co-manager
agreements reached during the recent
North of Falcon season setting
process.

Other information: The fishery for
adult summer-run hatchery chinook
from Megler-Astoria Bridge to
Bonneville is open from June 22
through July 4 with a daily limit of
2 hatchery adult chinook or 2
hatchery steelhead or one of each.

The fishery for adult summer-run
hatchery chinook from Bonneville to
Hwy. 395 is open from June 16 through
July 31 with a daily limit of 2
hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery
steelhead or one of each.

The fishery for adult summer-run
hatchery chinook from Hwy. 395 to
Priest Rapids Dam is open from June
16 through Aug. 15, with a one
hatchery adult chinook below I-182
and two hatchery adult chinook above
I-182.

Check the sport fishing rules page
for more information on fisheries
through June 30, 2018:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulation
s/. The 2018-19 Washington Sport
Fishing Rules pamphlet (July 2018-
June 2019) will be available mid-
June. These 2018-19 fisheries can be
seen on the North of Falcon page:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalco
n/.

Information contact: Region 5, (360)
696-6211; Region 3, (509) 575-2740.

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 - Update Columbia River salmon, steelhead fisheries listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet Action: Update Columbia River salmon and steelhead seasons listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Effective dates: June 16 through June 30, 2018. Species affected: Salmon, steelhead. Location and updated rules: Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Release all adult chinook June 16 through June 21. Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy 395: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Hwy 395 upstream to Priest Rapids Dam: Release all sockeye. Reason for action: This emergency rule updates some Columbia River fishing seasons listed in the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to reflect co-manager agreements reached during the recent North of Falcon season setting process. Other information: The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Megler-Astoria Bridge to Bonneville is open from June 22 through July 4 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Bonneville to Hwy. 395 is open from June 16 through July 31 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Hwy. 395 to Priest Rapids Dam is open from June 16 through Aug. 15, with a one hatchery adult chinook below I-182 and two hatchery adult chinook above I-182. Check the sport fishing rules page for more information on fisheries through June 30, 2018: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. The 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet (July 2018-June 2019) will be available mid-June. These 2018-19 fisheries can be seen on the North of Falcon page: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/. Information contact: Region 5, (360) 696-6211; Region 3, (509) 575-2740. 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
Update Columbia River salmon, steelhead fisheries listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet Action: Update Columbia River salmon and steelhead seasons listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Effective dates: June 16 through June 30, 2018. Species affected: Salmon, steelhead. Location and updated rules: Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Release all adult chinook June 16 through June 21. Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy 395: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Hwy 395 upstream to Priest Rapids Dam: Release all sockeye. Reason for action: This emergency rule updates some Columbia River fishing seasons listed in the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to reflect co-manager agreements reached during the recent North of Falcon season setting process. Other information: The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Megler-Astoria Bridge to Bonneville is open from June 22 through July 4 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Bonneville to Hwy. 395 is open from June 16 through July 31 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Hwy. 395 to Priest Rapids Dam is open from June 16 through Aug. 15, with a one hatchery adult chinook below I-182 and two hatchery adult chinook above I-182. Check the sport fishing rules page for more information on fisheries through June 30, 2018: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. The 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet (July 2018-June 2019) will be available mid-June. These 2018-19 fisheries can be seen on the North of Falcon page: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/. Information contact: Region 5, (360) 696-6211; Region 3, (509) 575-2740. 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
Update Columbia River salmon, steelhead fisheries listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet Action: Update Columbia River salmon and steelhead seasons listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Effective dates: June 16 through June 30, 2018. Species affected: Salmon, steelhead. Location and updated rules: Megler-Astoria Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Release all adult chinook June 16 through June 21. Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy 395: Up to 2 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all sockeye. Fishing at night is permitted in Washington waters. Hwy 395 upstream to Priest Rapids Dam: Release all sockeye. Reason for action: This emergency rule updates some Columbia River fishing seasons listed in the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to reflect co-manager agreements reached during the recent North of Falcon season setting process. Other information: The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Megler-Astoria Bridge to Bonneville is open from June 22 through July 4 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Bonneville to Hwy. 395 is open from June 16 through July 31 with a daily limit of 2 hatchery adult chinook or 2 hatchery steelhead or one of each. The fishery for adult summer-run hatchery chinook from Hwy. 395 to Priest Rapids Dam is open from June 16 through Aug. 15, with a one hatchery adult chinook below I-182 and two hatchery adult chinook above I-182. Check the sport fishing rules page for more information on fisheries through June 30, 2018: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. The 2018-19 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet (July 2018-June 2019) will be available mid-June. These 2018-19 fisheries can be seen on the North of Falcon page: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/. Information contact: Region 5, (360) 696-6211; Region 3, (509) 575-2740. 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

Shrimp daily limit to increase in Marine Area 6; non-spot shrimping to reopen in several Puget Sound areas Action: Beginning June 1, various actions take effect in Puget Sound shrimp fisheries, including: Marine Area 6: The daily bag limit is increasing to 120 shrimp for all species (including spot shrimp) in Marine Area 6 beginning on June 1, 2018. Open daily. Marine Area 7 East: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11: Reopen for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only), with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine Area 13: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 250-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Effective date: June 1, 2018. Species affected: All species for Marine Area 6. Coonstripe and pink shrimp for marine areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13. Location: Marine Areas 6 (only) for the daily bag limit increase. Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 for the coonstripe and pink shrimp reopening. Reason for action: Sufficient recreational quota is available in Marine Area 6 for increasing the daily bag limit on a trial basis. Although the spot shrimp quotas have been reached in Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13, there is sufficient non-spot quota available to reopen for those shrimp species. Other information: Marine Area 10 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District are closed for the season. For more information about shrimp fisheries, visit WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/. 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/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:21 a.m. 5/30/2018
Shrimp daily limit to increase in
Marine Area 6;
non-spot shrimping to reopen in
several Puget Sound areas

Action: Beginning June 1, various
actions take effect in Puget Sound
shrimp fisheries, including:

Marine Area 6: The daily bag limit is
increasing to 120 shrimp for all
species (including spot shrimp) in
Marine Area 6 beginning on June 1,
2018. Open daily.

Marine Area 7 East: Reopens for
recreational coonstripe and pink
shrimp fishing (only) with a 200-foot
maximum fishing depth restriction.
Open daily. All spot shrimp caught
must be returned to the water
immediately.

Marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11:
Reopen for recreational coonstripe
and pink shrimp fishing (only), with
a 150-foot maximum fishing depth
restriction. Open daily. All spot
shrimp caught must be returned to the
water immediately.

Marine Area 13: Reopens for
recreational coonstripe and pink
shrimp fishing (only) with a 250-foot
maximum fishing depth restriction.
Open daily. All spot shrimp caught
must be returned to the water
immediately.

Effective date: June 1, 2018.

Species affected: All species for
Marine Area 6. Coonstripe and pink
shrimp for marine areas 7 East, 8-1,
8-2, 9, 11 and 13.

Location: Marine Areas 6 (only) for
the daily bag limit increase. Marine
Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13
for the coonstripe and pink shrimp
reopening.

Reason for action: Sufficient
recreational quota is available in
Marine Area 6 for increasing the
daily bag limit on a trial basis.
Although the spot shrimp quotas have
been reached in Marine Areas 7 East,
8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13, there is
sufficient non-spot quota available
to reopen for those shrimp species.

Other information: Marine Area 10 and
the Discovery Bay Shrimp District are
closed for the season. For more
information about shrimp fisheries,
visit WDFW's website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/shrimp/.

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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Noel Johnson - Shrimp daily limit to increase in Marine Area 6; non-spot shrimping to reopen in several Puget Sound areas Action: Beginning June 1, various actions take effect in Puget Sound shrimp fisheries, including: Marine Area 6: The daily bag limit is increasing to 120 shrimp for all species (including spot shrimp) in Marine Area 6 beginning on June 1, 2018. Open daily. Marine Area 7 East: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11: Reopen for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only), with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine Area 13: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 250-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Effective date: June 1, 2018. Species affected: All species for Marine Area 6. Coonstripe and pink shrimp for marine areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13. Location: Marine Areas 6 (only) for the daily bag limit increase. Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 for the coonstripe and pink shrimp reopening. Reason for action: Sufficient recreational quota is available in Marine Area 6 for increasing the daily bag limit on a trial basis. Although the spot shrimp quotas have been reached in Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13, there is sufficient non-spot quota available to reopen for those shrimp species. Other information: Marine Area 10 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District are closed for the season. For more information about shrimp fisheries, visit WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/. 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/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html
Shrimp daily limit to increase in Marine Area 6; non-spot shrimping to reopen in several Puget Sound areas Action: Beginning June 1, various actions take effect in Puget Sound shrimp fisheries, including: Marine Area 6: The daily bag limit is increasing to 120 shrimp for all species (including spot shrimp) in Marine Area 6 beginning on June 1, 2018. Open daily. Marine Area 7 East: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11: Reopen for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only), with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine Area 13: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 250-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Effective date: June 1, 2018. Species affected: All species for Marine Area 6. Coonstripe and pink shrimp for marine areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13. Location: Marine Areas 6 (only) for the daily bag limit increase. Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 for the coonstripe and pink shrimp reopening. Reason for action: Sufficient recreational quota is available in Marine Area 6 for increasing the daily bag limit on a trial basis. Although the spot shrimp quotas have been reached in Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13, there is sufficient non-spot quota available to reopen for those shrimp species. Other information: Marine Area 10 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District are closed for the season. For more information about shrimp fisheries, visit WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/. 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/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html
Shrimp daily limit to increase in Marine Area 6; non-spot shrimping to reopen in several Puget Sound areas Action: Beginning June 1, various actions take effect in Puget Sound shrimp fisheries, including: Marine Area 6: The daily bag limit is increasing to 120 shrimp for all species (including spot shrimp) in Marine Area 6 beginning on June 1, 2018. Open daily. Marine Area 7 East: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 200-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9 and 11: Reopen for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only), with a 150-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Marine Area 13: Reopens for recreational coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing (only) with a 250-foot maximum fishing depth restriction. Open daily. All spot shrimp caught must be returned to the water immediately. Effective date: June 1, 2018. Species affected: All species for Marine Area 6. Coonstripe and pink shrimp for marine areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13. Location: Marine Areas 6 (only) for the daily bag limit increase. Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13 for the coonstripe and pink shrimp reopening. Reason for action: Sufficient recreational quota is available in Marine Area 6 for increasing the daily bag limit on a trial basis. Although the spot shrimp quotas have been reached in Marine Areas 7 East, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11 and 13, there is sufficient non-spot quota available to reopen for those shrimp species. Other information: Marine Area 10 and the Discovery Bay Shrimp District are closed for the season. For more information about shrimp fisheries, visit WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/shrimp/. 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/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html

May 29, 2018 Hatchery steelhead limits and night fishing changes for Southwest Washington rivers Actions: Increases the daily limit of hatchery steelhead in the lower reaches of the Cowlitz, Lewis, Wind, and White Salmon rivers. Also opens the lower Cowlitz River, lower Lewis River, and the lower White Salmon River for night fishing during the last 2 weeks of June. Closes night fishing on the lower Wind River immediately through June 30. Species affected: All species Locations and effective dates: Cowlitz River: Open to night fishing June 16 to June 30, 2018 from the boundary markers at the mouth to the Lexington Drive Bridge; daily limit 3 hatchery steelhead. Lewis River: Open to night fishing June 16 to June 30, 2018 from the mouth of the Lewis River to the mouth of the East Fork; daily limit 3 hatchery steelhead. White Salmon River: Open to night fishing June 16 to June 30, 2018 from the mouth to the county road bridge below the former location of the powerhouse; daily limit is a total of 2 salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release wild salmon and steelhead. Wind River: Closed to night fishing immediately through June 30, 2018 from the mouth upstream to 400 feet below the Shipherd Falls fish ladder; daily limit 2 salmon or 2 hatchery steelhead or 1 of each. Release wild salmon and steelhead. Reason for action: Forecast returns of summer steelhead have improved for 2018, making night closures and reduced daily limits currently unnecessary in the lower reaches of the Cowlitz, Lewis and White Salmon rivers. Additionally, the lower Wind River is typically closed to night angling between March 16 and June 30; this rule change corrects an omission in the 2017-2018 Sport Fishing Pamphlet. Other information: All other permanent rules contained in 2017-2018 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for these waters remain in effect through June 30, 2018. New sport fishing rules for Washington waters will take effect on July 1, 2018. There are no night fishing closures that will take immediate effect on July 1 for the areas described in this fishing rule change. Additionally, Drano Lake will be open for night fishing beginning July 1, 2018. Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010. 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 - 10:18 a.m. 5/30/2018
May 29, 2018

Hatchery steelhead limits and night
fishing
changes for Southwest Washington
rivers

Actions: Increases the daily limit of
hatchery steelhead in the lower
reaches of the Cowlitz, Lewis, Wind,
and White Salmon rivers. Also opens
the lower Cowlitz River, lower Lewis
River, and the lower White Salmon
River for night fishing during the
last 2 weeks of June. Closes night
fishing on the lower Wind River
immediately through June 30.

Species affected: All species

Locations and effective dates:

Cowlitz River: Open to night fishing
June 16 to June 30, 2018 from the
boundary markers at the mouth to the
Lexington Drive Bridge; daily limit 3
hatchery steelhead.
Lewis River: Open to night fishing
June 16 to June 30, 2018 from the
mouth of the Lewis River to the mouth
of the East Fork; daily limit 3
hatchery steelhead.
White Salmon River: Open to night
fishing June 16 to June 30, 2018 from
the mouth to the county road bridge
below the former location of the
powerhouse; daily limit is a total of
2 salmon or hatchery steelhead or 1
of each. Release wild salmon and
steelhead.
Wind River: Closed to night fishing
immediately through June 30, 2018
from the mouth upstream to 400 feet
below the Shipherd Falls fish ladder;
daily limit 2 salmon or 2 hatchery
steelhead or 1 of each. Release wild
salmon and steelhead.
Reason for action: Forecast returns
of summer steelhead have improved for
2018, making night closures and
reduced daily limits currently
unnecessary in the lower reaches of
the Cowlitz, Lewis and White Salmon
rivers. Additionally, the lower Wind
River is typically closed to night
angling between March 16 and June 30;
this rule change corrects an omission
in the 2017-2018 Sport Fishing
Pamphlet.

Other information: All other
permanent rules contained in 2017-
2018 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for
these waters remain in effect through
June 30, 2018. New sport fishing
rules for Washington waters will take
effect on July 1, 2018. There are no
night fishing closures that will take
immediate effect on July 1 for the
areas described in this fishing rule
change. Additionally, Drano Lake will
be open for night fishing beginning
July 1, 2018.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211.
For latest information press *1010.

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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May 10, 2018 Lewis River will reopen to retention of hatchery chinook and steelhead Action: Anglers will be allowed to retain hatchery chinook salmon from the mouth of the Lewis River to Johnson Creek. In addition, the river will reopen to retention of hatchery chinook and hatchery steelhead from Johnson Creek to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam for bank fishing only (no boat fishing allowed). Effective dates: Saturday, May 12, 2018 until further notice. Species affected: Chinook salmon and steelhead. Location: Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz Co.) from the mouth to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam. Daily limit: Anglers may retain 6 hatchery chinook salmon per day, of which 1 may be an adult. In addition, anglers may retain 3 hatchery steelhead per day from Johnson Creek to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam. Reasons for action: The 2018 Lewis River spring chinook run is currently on track to meet the Lewis River Hatchery broodstock goals, allow for transport of fish to the upper Lewis River basin for reintroduction, and allow anglers to catch and retain hatchery chinook. Similarly, broodstock goals for summer steelhead are expected to be met on the Lewis River. Therefore, the section from Johnson Creek to the overhead power lines below Merwin Dam will be open early and allow hatchery steelhead retention. Other information: Chinook retention on the Lewis River was open under permanent rule until April 30 and subsequently closed to ensure hatchery broodstock goals were met. If spring chinook returns do not continue as expected, it may be necessary to close the retention fishery at a later date. All other permanent rules remain in effect. Please refer to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet and continue to monitor emergency rule notifications for complete rule information. Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010. 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 - 8:13 a.m. 5/12/2018
May 10, 2018

Lewis River will reopen to retention
of hatchery chinook and steelhead
Action: Anglers will be allowed to
retain hatchery chinook salmon from
the mouth of the Lewis River to
Johnson Creek. In addition, the river
will reopen to retention of hatchery
chinook and hatchery steelhead from
Johnson Creek to the overhead
powerlines below Merwin Dam for bank
fishing only (no boat fishing
allowed).

Effective dates: Saturday, May 12,
2018 until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon and
steelhead.

Location: Lewis River (Clark/Cowlitz
Co.) from the mouth to the overhead
powerlines below Merwin Dam.

Daily limit: Anglers may retain 6
hatchery chinook salmon per day, of
which 1 may be an adult. In addition,
anglers may retain 3 hatchery
steelhead per day from Johnson Creek
to the overhead powerlines below
Merwin Dam.

Reasons for action: The 2018 Lewis
River spring chinook run is currently
on track to meet the Lewis River
Hatchery broodstock goals, allow for
transport of fish to the upper Lewis
River basin for reintroduction, and
allow anglers to catch and retain
hatchery chinook. Similarly,
broodstock goals for summer steelhead
are expected to be met on the Lewis
River. Therefore, the section from
Johnson Creek to the overhead power
lines below Merwin Dam will be open
early and allow hatchery steelhead
retention.

Other information: Chinook retention
on the Lewis River was open under
permanent rule until April 30 and
subsequently closed to ensure
hatchery broodstock goals were met.
If spring chinook returns do not
continue as expected, it may be
necessary to close the retention
fishery at a later date. All other
permanent rules remain in effect.
Please refer to the Sport Fishing
Pamphlet and continue to monitor
emergency rule notifications for
complete rule information.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211.
For latest information press *1010.

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

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

WDFW seeks candidates for Puget Sound sport crab and shrimp advisory committee OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking candidates to serve on a citizen committee that advises the department on Puget Sound recreational crab and shrimp fishing. Up to 12 individuals will be chosen for two-year appointments that begin on June 1, 2018. Candidates have until April 30 to apply. Committee members will advise department fishery managers on issues such as structuring sustainable fishing opportunities and developing fishery management plans, said Bob Sizemore, Puget Sound shellfish manager for WDFW. "Advisors provide a valuable link between the department and recreational fishers," Sizemore said. Advisors will be chosen based on their experience in the recreational crab and shrimp fishery; their ability to address issues in a thoughtful, productive manner; their willingness to engage in the management process; and their ability to communicate with fishery managers and other recreational and commercial fishers or organizations. Interested individuals do not have to be affiliated with an organized group. Any group or individual also can nominate a candidate. Letters of interest or nominations must include the following information: Name, address, telephone number and email address of the person to be considered. Relevant experience (including the Puget Sound marine area where the candidate most often harvests crab/shrimp) and reasons for wanting to serve as a member of the advisory group. Views on how an advisor should work with other Puget Sound advisors and WDFW staff in resolving Puget Sound crab and shrimp fishery issues. Effectiveness in communication, including methods the candidate would use to relay information to regional constituents. Applications are due by 5 p.m., April 30, 2018, and may be mailed to: WDFW Port Townsend District Office, Attn: Bob Sizemore, 375 Hudson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5614. Applications can also be emailed to Robert.Sizemore@dfw.wa.gov. The advisory committee meets twice per year. Additional conference call meetings may also be held to discuss in-season management issues. Advisors will be expected to remain informed on pertinent issues and to provide objective assessments. 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 - 3:01 p.m. 4/18/2018
WDFW seeks candidates for Puget Sound
sport crab and shrimp advisory
committee

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department
of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is
seeking candidates to serve on a
citizen committee that advises the
department on Puget Sound
recreational crab and shrimp fishing.

Up to 12 individuals will be chosen
for two-year appointments that begin
on June 1, 2018. Candidates have
until April 30 to apply.

Committee members will advise
department fishery managers on issues
such as structuring sustainable
fishing opportunities and developing
fishery management plans, said Bob
Sizemore, Puget Sound shellfish
manager for WDFW.

"Advisors provide a valuable link
between the department and
recreational fishers," Sizemore said.

Advisors will be chosen based on
their experience in the recreational
crab and shrimp fishery; their
ability to address issues in a
thoughtful, productive manner; their
willingness to engage in the
management process; and their ability
to communicate with fishery managers
and other recreational and commercial
fishers or organizations.

Interested individuals do not have to
be affiliated with an organized
group. Any group or individual also
can nominate a candidate.

Letters of interest or nominations
must include the following
information:

Name, address, telephone number and
email address of the person to be
considered.
Relevant experience (including the
Puget Sound marine area where the
candidate most often harvests
crab/shrimp) and reasons for wanting
to serve as a member of the advisory
group.
Views on how an advisor should work
with other Puget Sound advisors and
WDFW staff in resolving Puget Sound
crab and shrimp fishery issues.
Effectiveness in communication,
including methods the candidate would
use to relay information to regional
constituents.
Applications are due by 5 p.m., April
30, 2018, and may be mailed to: WDFW
Port Townsend District Office, Attn:
Bob Sizemore, 375 Hudson Street, Port
Townsend, WA 98368-5614. Applications
can also be emailed to
Robert.Sizemore@dfw.wa.gov.

The advisory committee meets twice
per year. Additional conference call
meetings may also be held to discuss
in-season management issues. Advisors
will be expected to remain informed
on pertinent issues and to provide
objective assessments.

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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Snake River spring chinook fisheries to open Action: Spring chinook salmon fishing opens two days per week on sections of the Snake River. Species affected: Spring chinook Locations and dates: A) Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River from the South Bound Highway 12 Bridge near Pasco upstream about 7 miles to the fishing restriction boundary below Ice Harbor Dam. Opens Friday, April 20, and will be open only Fridays and Saturdays until further notice. B) Below Little Goose Dam: Snake River from Texas Rapids boat launch (south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility (includes the walkway area locally known as "the Wall" in front of the juvenile collection facility). Opens Sunday, April 22, and will be open only Sundays and Mondays until further notice. C) Clarkston: Snake River from the downstream edge of the large power lines crossing the Snake River (just upstream from West Evans Road on the south shore) upstream about 3.5 miles to the Washington state line (from the east levee of the Greenbelt boat launch in Clarkston northwest across the Snake River to the Washington-Idaho boundary waters marker on the Whitman County shore). Opens Sunday, April 22, and will be open only Sundays and Mondays until further notice. Daily Limits: Six hatchery chinook (marked by a clipped adipose fin), of which no more than one may be an adult. Anglers must cease fishing for salmon when the hatchery adult limit has been retained for the day. Reason for action: A relatively good forecast of spring chinook combined with limited weekly openings in each zone should allow for a prolonged season, which was requested by anglers. The restrictions on the fishery should also help ensure sharing of fishing opportunities with upriver fishery zones and compliance with Endangered Species Act (ESA) restrictions and harvest allocations available for the Snake River. Other Information: Anglers may retain chinook that are 12 inches or larger. Adult chinook are 24 inches or larger. Anglers can retain only hatchery chinook, marked with a clipped adipose fin (chinook must have a healed scar at the location of the missing fin). Any chinook salmon with an intact adipose fin, as well as all bull trout and steelhead must be immediately released unharmed. In addition: Anglers fishing for chinook salmon must use barbless hooks. A night closure is in effect or salmon fishing. Anglers cannot remove any chinook salmon or steelhead from the water unless it is to be retained as part of the daily bag limit. Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2017-2018 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for other regulations. Information contact: Jeremy Trump, District Fish Biologist, 509-382-1005. 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 - 2:58 p.m. 4/18/2018
Snake River spring chinook fisheries
to open

Action: Spring chinook salmon fishing
opens two days per week on sections
of the Snake River.

Species affected: Spring chinook

Locations and dates:

A) Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River
from the South Bound Highway 12
Bridge near Pasco upstream about 7
miles to the fishing restriction
boundary below Ice Harbor Dam. Opens
Friday, April 20, and will be open
only Fridays and Saturdays until
further notice.

B) Below Little Goose Dam: Snake
River from Texas Rapids boat launch
(south side of the river upstream of
the mouth of Tucannon River) to the
fishing restriction boundary below
Little Goose Dam. This zone includes
the rock and concrete area between
the juvenile bypass return pipe and
Little Goose Dam along the south
shoreline of the facility (includes
the walkway area locally known as
"the Wall" in front of the juvenile
collection facility). Opens Sunday,
April 22, and will be open only
Sundays and Mondays until further
notice.

C) Clarkston: Snake River from the
downstream edge of the large power
lines crossing the Snake River (just
upstream from West Evans Road on the
south shore) upstream about 3.5 miles
to the Washington state line (from
the east levee of the Greenbelt boat
launch in Clarkston northwest across
the Snake River to the Washington-
Idaho boundary waters marker on the
Whitman County shore). Opens Sunday,
April 22, and will be open only
Sundays and Mondays until further
notice.

Daily Limits: Six hatchery chinook
(marked by a clipped adipose fin), of
which no more than one may be an
adult. Anglers must cease fishing
for salmon when the hatchery adult
limit has been retained for the day.

Reason for action: A relatively good
forecast of spring chinook combined
with limited weekly openings in each
zone should allow for a prolonged
season, which was requested by
anglers. The restrictions on the
fishery should also help ensure
sharing of fishing opportunities with
upriver fishery zones and compliance
with Endangered Species Act (ESA)
restrictions and harvest allocations
available for the Snake River.

Other Information: Anglers may
retain chinook that are 12 inches or
larger. Adult chinook are 24 inches
or larger. Anglers can retain only
hatchery chinook, marked with a
clipped adipose fin (chinook must
have a healed scar at the location of
the missing fin). Any chinook salmon
with an intact adipose fin, as well
as all bull trout and steelhead must
be immediately released unharmed.

In addition: Anglers fishing for
chinook salmon must use barbless
hooks. A night closure is in effect
or salmon fishing. Anglers cannot
remove any chinook salmon or
steelhead from the water unless it is
to be retained as part of the daily
bag limit.

Anglers are reminded to refer to the
2017-2018 Washington Sport Fishing
Rules pamphlet for other regulations.

Information contact: Jeremy Trump,
District Fish Biologist, 509-382-
1005.

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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Hundreds of lowland lakes open April 28; First opener to feature fishing rules mobile app OLYMPIA–Trout fishing in Washington reaches full speed April 28 when hundreds of lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish – open for a six-month season. To prepare for the opener, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) fish hatchery crews have been stocking more than 12 million trout and kokanee in lakes statewide. "Although many lakes are open year-round, the fourth Saturday in April marks the traditional start of the lowland lakes fishing season, when hundreds of thousands of anglers are expected to turn out to fish," said Steve Thiesfeld, WDFW's inland fish program manager. This is also the first lowland lakes opener in which those anglers can use the new Fish Washington mobile app to help find a fishing hole near them. "The Fish Washington app is a planning tool that should be on every Washington angler's smart phone," said Thiesfeld. "It is designed to convey up-to-the-minute fishing regulations for every lake in the state." To obtain the new Fish Washington mobile phone app, anglers just need to visit WDFW's website (https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington/mobile_app.html), the Google Play store or Apple's App store. To participate in the opener, Washington anglers must have an annual freshwater or combination fishing license valid through March 31, 2019. Licenses can be purchased online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at hundreds of license dealers across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/. April 28 also marks the start of WDFW's annual lowland lakes fishing derby, which runs through Oct. 31. Anglers who catch one of 1,000 green-tagged trout can claim prizes provided by license dealers and other sponsors located across the state. The total value of prizes is more than $38,000. For a list of lakes with prize fish and details on how to claim prizes, visit https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/Home/FishingDerby. Fish stocked by WDFW include some 2.1 million catchable trout, nearly 125,000 larger trout averaging about one pound apiece, and millions of smaller trout that were stocked last year and have grown to catchable size. Fish stocking details, by county and lake, are available in the annual stocking plan on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/statewide/ Of more than 7,000 lakes, ponds and reservoirs in Washington, nearly 700 have WDFW-managed water-access sites, including areas accessible for people with disabilities. Other state and federal agencies operate hundreds more. Details on water access site locations can be found on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_access/. Anglers parking at WDFW water-access sites are required to display on their vehicle the WDFW Vehicle Access Pass that is provided free with every annual fishing license purchased—or a Discover Pass. Anglers who use Washington State Parks or Department of Natural Resource areas need a Discover Pass. Information on the pass can be found at https://discoverpass.wa.gov/ Before heading out, anglers should check fishing regulations on WDFW's webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ or consult the Fish Washington app. WDFW employees and their immediate families are not eligible to claim fishing derby prizes. 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 - 2:53 p.m. 4/18/2018
Hundreds of lowland lakes open April
28;
First opener to feature fishing rules
mobile app

OLYMPIA–Trout fishing in Washington
reaches full speed April 28 when
hundreds of lowland lakes – stocked
with millions of fish – open for a
six-month season.

To prepare for the opener, Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife's
(WDFW) fish hatchery crews have been
stocking more than 12 million trout
and kokanee in lakes statewide.

"Although many lakes are open year-
round, the fourth Saturday in April
marks the traditional start of the
lowland lakes fishing season, when
hundreds of thousands of anglers are
expected to turn out to fish," said
Steve Thiesfeld, WDFW's inland fish
program manager.

This is also the first lowland lakes
opener in which those anglers can use
the new Fish Washington mobile app to
help find a fishing hole near them.

"The Fish Washington app is a
planning tool that should be on every
Washington angler's smart phone,"
said Thiesfeld. "It is designed to
convey up-to-the-minute fishing
regulations for every lake in the
state."

To obtain the new Fish Washington
mobile phone app, anglers just need
to visit WDFW's website
(https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washingt
on/mobile_app.html), the Google Play
store or Apple's App store.

To participate in the opener,
Washington anglers must have an
annual freshwater or combination
fishing license valid through March
31, 2019. Licenses can be purchased
online at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by
telephone at 1-866-246-9453; or at
hundreds of license dealers across
the state. For details on license
vendor locations, visit the WDFW
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors
/.

April 28 also marks the start of
WDFW's annual lowland lakes fishing
derby, which runs through Oct. 31.

Anglers who catch one of 1,000 green-
tagged trout can claim prizes
provided by license dealers and other
sponsors located across the state.
The total value of prizes is more
than $38,000. For a list of lakes
with prize fish and details on how to
claim prizes, visit
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/Home/Fish
ingDerby.

Fish stocked by WDFW include some 2.1
million catchable trout, nearly
125,000 larger trout averaging about
one pound apiece, and millions of
smaller trout that were stocked last
year and have grown to catchable
size.

Fish stocking details, by county and
lake, are available in the annual
stocking plan on WDFW's website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/st
atewide/

Of more than 7,000 lakes, ponds and
reservoirs in Washington, nearly 700
have WDFW-managed water-access sites,
including areas accessible for people
with disabilities. Other state and
federal agencies operate hundreds
more. Details on water access site
locations can be found on WDFW's
website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/water_acces
s/.

Anglers parking at WDFW water-access
sites are required to display on
their vehicle the WDFW Vehicle Access
Pass that is provided free with every
annual fishing license purchased—or a
Discover Pass. Anglers who use
Washington State Parks or Department
of Natural Resource areas need a
Discover Pass. Information on the
pass can be found at
https://discoverpass.wa.gov/

Before heading out, anglers should
check fishing regulations on WDFW's
webpage at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulatio
ns/ or consult the Fish Washington
app.

WDFW employees and their immediate
families are not eligible to claim
fishing derby prizes.

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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