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Chinook in the NF - 6:44 p.m. 1/4/2017
I landed a chinook last week, which was pretty
bright, but not chrome. I released it though.

Koka
redrdr250@yahoo.com

Steelhead license plate available for purchase OLYMPIA Steelhead enthusiasts can now show support for their favorite species by purchasing a vehicle license plate with an image of Washington's iconic state fish. The steelhead specialty plate went on sale today and revenue generated from plate sales will be used by the Washington Department Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to help support activities critical to conserving populations of native steelhead. More than 4,000 people expressed interest in buying a steelhead license plate last year when WDFW collected the signatures required to seek legislative approval to offer a new specialty plate. The 2016 Legislature gave the OK to proceed with steelhead license plate sales. "We can't wait to see steelhead license plates on vehicles across this state," said Kelly Cunningham, deputy assistant director of WDFW's Fish Program. "This is a great way to help fund efforts to conserve steelhead in Washington." In much of Washington, wild steelhead are listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. WDFW is currently taking several actions to restore those populations to sustainable levels, including measures that guide fisheries management, hatchery operations, monitoring and habitat-restoration programs. The initial price of special wildlife-themed background plates ranges from $54 to $72 depending on the vehicle, in addition to the regular license fees. More information on how to purchase a steelhead license plate is available on the Washington Department of Licensing website at http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html A high resolution image of the steelhead license plate can be found http://wdfw.wa.gov/license_plates/wildlife.html - 9:23 a.m. 1/4/2017
Steelhead license plate available for
purchase

OLYMPIA Steelhead enthusiasts can
now show support for their favorite
species by purchasing a vehicle
license plate with an image of
Washington's iconic state fish.

The steelhead specialty plate went on
sale today and revenue generated from
plate sales will be used by the
Washington Department Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) to help support
activities critical to conserving
populations of native steelhead.

More than 4,000 people expressed
interest in buying a steelhead
license plate last year when WDFW
collected the signatures required to
seek legislative approval to offer a
new specialty plate. The 2016
Legislature gave the OK to proceed
with steelhead license plate sales.

"We can't wait to see steelhead
license plates on vehicles across
this state," said Kelly Cunningham,
deputy assistant director of WDFW's
Fish Program. "This is a great way to
help fund efforts to conserve
steelhead in Washington."

In much of Washington, wild steelhead
are listed for protection under the
federal Endangered Species Act. WDFW
is currently taking several actions
to restore those populations to
sustainable levels, including
measures that guide fisheries
management, hatchery operations,
monitoring and habitat-restoration
programs.

The initial price of special
wildlife-themed background plates
ranges from $54 to $72 depending on
the vehicle, in addition to the
regular license fees. More
information on how to purchase a
steelhead license plate is available
on the Washington Department of
Licensing website at
http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistra
tion/specialdesign.html

A high resolution image of the
steelhead license plate can be found
http://wdfw.wa.gov/license_plates/wil
dlife.html


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

Razor clam dig at Kalaloch approved for Jan. 8-9 OLYMPIA Clam diggers have a green light to proceed with a razor clam dig Jan. 8 and 9 at Kalaloch beach. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams at Kalaloch are safe to eat. Digging is not allowed on any open beach before noon. Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW, noted this is the first razor clam opening at Kalaloch since 2012. Located inside Olympic National Park, the beach hasn't been open the last few years for razor clam digging due a low abundance of clams. "Diggers can expect to see smaller clams at Kalaloch as compared to other beaches, but we expect most folks will be pleased to have a chance to dig there," Ayres said. "We're looking forward to announcing additional digs at Kalaloch in the coming months." The upcoming dig at Kalaloch is approved on the following dates and low tides: Jan. 8, 2017, Sunday, 3:11 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Kalaloch Jan. 9, Monday, 4:08 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Kalaloch Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum noted that diggers should be prepared for Kalaloch's remote location. "Kalaloch is considerably more isolated than the other clamming beaches, and visitors should be prepared for primitive conditions," she said. "This year's digs are scheduled for daylight hours, but people should still be prepared with flashlights or lanterns for any evening or twilight walks." Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. More information about razor clamming, as well as a list of proposed digs, can be found on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html - 9:22 a.m. 1/4/2017
Razor clam dig at Kalaloch approved
for Jan. 8-9

OLYMPIA Clam diggers have a green
light to proceed with a razor clam
dig Jan. 8 and 9 at Kalaloch beach.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on
evening tides after marine toxin
tests showed the clams at Kalaloch
are safe to eat. Digging is not
allowed on any open beach before
noon.

Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager
for WDFW, noted this is the first
razor clam opening at Kalaloch since
2012. Located inside Olympic National
Park, the beach hasn't been open the
last few years for razor clam digging
due a low abundance of clams.

"Diggers can expect to see smaller
clams at Kalaloch as compared to
other beaches, but we expect most
folks will be pleased to have a
chance to dig there," Ayres said.
"We're looking forward to announcing
additional digs at Kalaloch in the
coming months."

The upcoming dig at Kalaloch is
approved on the following dates and
low tides:

Jan. 8, 2017, Sunday, 3:11 p.m.; 0.4
feet; Kalaloch
Jan. 9, Monday, 4:08 p.m.; -0.4 feet;
Kalaloch
Olympic National Park Superintendent
Sarah Creachbaum noted that diggers
should be prepared for Kalaloch's
remote location.

"Kalaloch is considerably more
isolated than the other clamming
beaches, and visitors should be
prepared for primitive conditions,"
she said. "This year's digs are
scheduled for daylight hours, but
people should still be prepared with
flashlights or lanterns for any
evening or twilight walks."

Under state law, diggers at open
beaches can take 15 razor clams per
day and are required to keep the
first 15 they dig. Each digger's
clams must be kept in a separate
container.

All diggers age 15 or older must have
an applicable 2016-17 fishing license
to harvest razor clams on any beach.
Licenses, ranging from a three-day
razor clam license to an annual
combination fishing license, are
available on WDFW's website at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from
license vendors around the state.

More information about razor
clamming, as well as a list of
proposed digs, can be found on WDFW's
website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
razorclams/current.html


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

Chinook - 9:22 p.m. 1/3/2017
Hi every one, I was wondering if some how
some late chinook would still be in the river
right now. Also if I could catch one, could I
keep it? Thanks a bunch everyone. Tight lines

Aaron - Washington
Tommygunmanrex@gmail.com

East Fork - 9:28 a.m. 1/2/2017
Anyone willing to share what the float from
Lewisville park to Daybreak park is looking like
as far as debris and log jams? In the past the
drift was fine except right above daybreak.
TIA

Jeff - Battle Ground, Wa
J.crager@hotmail.com

Razor clam dig approved at Mocrocks and Copalis beaches OLYMPIA Razor clam diggers can mark the year's end with digs scheduled Dec. 30 and 31 at Copalis and Mocrocks beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the two-day dig after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those two beaches are safe to eat. "Diggers can fill their buckets just in time for the new year," said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW. The best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide, said Ayres, noting that digging is not allowed at any open beach before noon. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides: Dec. 30, Friday, 7:22 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks Dec. 31, Saturday; 7:57 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks Diggers can also start planning for openings in January and February. WDFW recently announced a series of tentative digs on 19 dates through the first two months of 2017. That list can be found on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors 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 the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 8:47 a.m. 12/29/2016
Razor clam dig approved at Mocrocks
and Copalis beaches

OLYMPIA Razor clam diggers can mark
the year's end with digs scheduled
Dec. 30 and 31 at Copalis and
Mocrocks beaches.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) approved the two-day
dig after marine toxin tests
confirmed the clams on those two
beaches are safe to eat.

"Diggers can fill their buckets just
in time for the new year," said Dan
Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for
WDFW.

The best digging typically occurs one
to two hours before low tide, said
Ayres, noting that digging is not
allowed at any open beach before
noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the
following beaches, dates and evening
low tides:

Dec. 30, Friday, 7:22 p.m.; -0.4
feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
Dec. 31, Saturday; 7:57 p.m.; -0.4
feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
Diggers can also start planning for
openings in January and February.
WDFW recently announced a series of
tentative digs on 19 dates through
the first two months of 2017. That
list can be found on WDFW's website
at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
razorclams/current.html

Under state law, diggers at open
beaches can take 15 razor clams per
day and are required to keep the
first 15 they dig. Each digger's
clams must be kept in a separate
container.

All diggers age 15 or older must have
an applicable 2016-17 fishing license
to harvest razor clams on any beach.
Licenses, ranging from a three-day
razor clam license to an annual
combination fishing license, are
available on WDFW's website at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from
license vendors 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 E Johnson - Woodland
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Nfl - 4:34 a.m. 12/29/2016
Any new reports?

Jeff - Vancouver

What fish - 4:29 p.m. 12/22/2016
Fished the kalama today saw one banky
with a fish .I hooked a couple nice
rock's could have a tree but positive
it was not a fish .all I saw alive was
a couple of old red hachery silvers
spawning in the river.keep up the good
work wdfw .pretty soon we will have
fish but the hachery natives in our
rivers.

Brian - Vancouver
gonefishin.bg@gmail.com

WDFW adjusts oyster seasons on 4 beaches Action: WDFW is offering longer sport oyster fishing seasons on three public beaches and is reducing the season at a fourth beach, compared to the seasons offered on those beaches in 2016. Effective Dates: Jan.1, 2017, until further notice. Species affected: All oysters. Locations: Fort Flagler State Park (Jefferson County), Freeland County Park (Island County), Sequim Bay State Park (Clallam County), and West Penn Cove (Island County). Reason for action: To align oyster and clam seasons, WDFW is extending the oyster seasons on Fort Flagler State Park, Freeland County Park, and Sequim Bay State Park and shortening the season at West Penn Cove. Other information: The following are the proposed openings and closings for the identified beaches: Fort Flagler: Open Jan. 1 through April 15, 2017 and July 1 through Dec. 31, 2017. Freeland County Park: Open Jan. 1 through May 15, 2017. Sequim Bay State Park: Open Jan. 1 through June 30, 2017. West Penn Cove: Open June 1 through Dec. 31, 2017. (This beach is closed Jan. 1 through May 31, 2017). Information Contact: Philippa Kohn, WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-3030, ext. 302. 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 - 9:45 a.m. 12/22/2016
WDFW adjusts oyster seasons on 4
beaches

Action: WDFW is offering longer
sport oyster fishing seasons on three
public beaches and is reducing the
season at a fourth beach, compared to
the seasons offered on those beaches
in 2016.

Effective Dates: Jan.1, 2017, until
further notice.

Species affected: All oysters.

Locations: Fort Flagler State Park
(Jefferson County), Freeland County
Park (Island County), Sequim Bay
State Park (Clallam County), and West
Penn Cove (Island County).

Reason for action: To align oyster
and clam seasons, WDFW is extending
the oyster seasons on Fort Flagler
State Park, Freeland County Park, and
Sequim Bay State Park and shortening
the season at West Penn Cove.

Other information: The following are
the proposed openings and closings
for the identified beaches:

Fort Flagler: Open Jan. 1 through
April 15, 2017 and July 1 through
Dec. 31, 2017.
Freeland County Park: Open Jan. 1
through May 15, 2017.
Sequim Bay State Park: Open Jan. 1
through June 30, 2017.
West Penn Cove: Open June 1 through
Dec. 31, 2017. (This beach is closed
Jan. 1 through May 31, 2017).
Information Contact: Philippa Kohn,
WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-
3030, ext. 302.

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

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

WDFW adjusts clam seasons on 5 beaches Action: WDFW is offering longer clam seasons at four public beaches and reducing the season at a fifth beach. Effective Dates: Jan. 1, 2017, until further notice. Species affected: All clams. Locations: Fort Flagler State Park (Jefferson County), Freeland County Park (Island County), Point Whitney Tidelands (Jefferson County), Sequim Bay State Park (Clallam County), and West Penn Cove (Island County). Reason for action: Clam populations at Fort Flagler State Park, Freeland County Park, Point Whitney Tidelands, and Sequim Bay State Park, will support longer seasons than those offered in 2016. Based on recent analysis of native clam populations and projected effort and harvest, West Penn Cove, will be closed for clam harvest through May 31, 2017, and will re-open June 1, 2017. Other information: The following are the proposed openings and closings for the identified beaches: Fort Flagler: Open Jan. 1 through April 15, 2017 and July 1 through Dec. 31, 2017. Freeland County Park: Open Jan. 1 through May 15, 2017. Point Whitney Tidelands: Open Jan. 1 through March 31, 2017. Sequim Bay State Park: Open Jan. 1 through June 30, 2017. West Penn Cove: Open June 1 through Dec. 31, 2017. (This beach is closed Jan. 1 through May 31, 2017). Information Contact: Philippa Kohn, WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-3030, ext. 302 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 - 9:44 a.m. 12/22/2016
WDFW adjusts clam seasons on 5
beaches

Action: WDFW is offering longer clam
seasons at four public beaches and
reducing the season at a fifth beach.

Effective Dates: Jan. 1, 2017, until
further notice.

Species affected: All clams.

Locations: Fort Flagler State Park
(Jefferson County), Freeland County
Park (Island County), Point Whitney
Tidelands (Jefferson County), Sequim
Bay State Park (Clallam County), and
West Penn Cove (Island County).

Reason for action: Clam populations
at Fort Flagler State Park, Freeland
County Park, Point Whitney Tidelands,
and Sequim Bay State Park, will
support longer seasons than those
offered in 2016.

Based on recent analysis of native
clam populations and projected effort
and harvest, West Penn Cove, will be
closed for clam harvest through May
31, 2017, and will re-open June 1,
2017.

Other information: The following are
the proposed openings and closings
for the identified beaches:

Fort Flagler: Open Jan. 1 through
April 15, 2017 and July 1 through
Dec. 31, 2017.
Freeland County Park: Open Jan. 1
through May 15, 2017.
Point Whitney Tidelands: Open Jan. 1
through March 31, 2017.
Sequim Bay State Park: Open Jan. 1
through June 30, 2017.
West Penn Cove: Open June 1 through
Dec. 31, 2017. (This beach is closed
Jan. 1 through May 31, 2017).
Information Contact: Philippa Kohn,
WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-
3030, ext. 302

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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