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October 27, 2017 Anglers can retain sturgeon Oct. 28 in the Columbia River Action: Opens a section of the lower Columbia River for retention of legal-size sturgeon for one day. Effective date: Oct. 28, 2017 Species affected: White sturgeon Locations: The mainstem Columbia River from the Wauna powerlines to Bonneville Dam. Reason for action: There is available sturgeon on the guideline for a one-day harvest. Other information: Sturgeon available for retention must measure 44-50 inches from the tip of their nose to the fork in their tail (caudal fin). Information contact: Region 5, Olaf Langness; 360-696-6741 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 - 8:18 a.m. 10/28/2017
October 27, 2017

Anglers can retain sturgeon Oct. 28
in the Columbia River

Action: Opens a section of the lower
Columbia River for retention of
legal-size sturgeon for one day.

Effective date: Oct. 28, 2017

Species affected: White sturgeon

Locations: The mainstem Columbia
River from the Wauna powerlines to
Bonneville Dam.

Reason for action: There is available
sturgeon on the guideline for a one-
day harvest.

Other information: Sturgeon available
for retention must measure 44-50
inches from the tip of their nose to
the fork in their tail (caudal fin).

Information contact: Region 5, Olaf
Langness; 360-696-6741

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 - Woodland
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North fork Lewis - 3:13 p.m. 10/26/2017
Got to the Lewis this morning and was
really surprised to see almost no
visibility (less than a foot). Went
all the way to merwin dam and no
improvement. Not sure why it just
turned yesterday. Saw only one fish
caught. Very slow.

JP - WOODLAND

Lewis River - 3:56 p.m. 10/25/2017
I went out on Lewis River Tuesday. river was running high and fast. I went to Johnson Creek Trail Park next to the Lewis River Hatchery. I was bank fishing using spinners. On the walk down to the river you have to walk along the Johnson Creek, I saw atleast 5 salmon spanning in that creek.So they are here.

Roger - Salmon Creek, wa
rwnelson64@comcast.net

N Fork Lewis - 6:46 p.m. 10/23/2017
water was pretty high past few days, this next few days should be good I would guess, no rain, levels lower. Fish on!

RP

Reports - 12:39 p.m. 10/20/2017
Hello All,

Any new reports since Oct. 3rd? Is there another site I can go to that gives updated Fish Reports, either by Fishermen or the site Administrator, on the Lewis River?

Thanks,
Steve

Steve Roberts - Woodland, WA

WDFW to stock more than 100,000 trout in Washington lakes OLYMPIA With thousands of rainbow trout destined for Washington lakes before November, anglers should have plenty of places to enjoy great fishing this fall and through the holiday season. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will stock at least 45 Washington lakes with catchable-size trout this fall. Additionally, the department stocks millions of smaller trout each spring, many of which will have grown to catchable size. "Fall can be one of the best times of the year to reel in a nice-sized trout, and fishing should be terrific over the next few months," said Steve Thiesfeld, WDFW's inland fish program manager. "Most of the stocked trout are 13 to 15 inches long, with a few larger ones in the mix." Some of the lakes recently stocked include Island Lake in Kitsap County; Isabella, Island, Lost, Nahwatzel, and Spencer lakes in Mason County; Lake Sylvia in Grays Harbor County; and Gibbs, Teal and Leland lakes in Jefferson County. Dozens of additional lakes will be stocked throughout the state in October and November providing fishing opportunities into the new year. The complete list of lakes to be stocked, and the department's recently updated stocking plan, are available for viewing at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-fishing/ The fall fish plants are in response to anglers' requests to increase fall and winter trout fishing opportunities, said Thiesfeld. The effort also includes stocking lakes across the state for the Nov. 24 Black Friday opener, which offers anglers the opportunity to skip the shopping malls, get outside and enjoy fishing on the day after Thanksgiving. For up-to-date stocking information this fall, anglers should follow the department on Twitter or Facebook, accessible from http://wdfw.wa.gov, or see the department's weekly catchable trout stocking report at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/weekly/ To participate, anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2018. Licenses can be purchased by telephone at 1-866-246-9453, at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or at hundreds of license vendors across the state. For details on license vendor locations, visit the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/ 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 - 12:19 p.m. 10/17/2017
WDFW to stock more than 100,000 trout
in Washington lakes

OLYMPIA With thousands of rainbow
trout destined for Washington lakes
before November, anglers should have
plenty of places to enjoy great
fishing this fall and through the
holiday season.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) will stock at least
45 Washington lakes with catchable-
size trout this fall. Additionally,
the department stocks millions of
smaller trout each spring, many of
which will have grown to catchable
size.

"Fall can be one of the best times of
the year to reel in a nice-sized
trout, and fishing should be terrific
over the next few months," said Steve
Thiesfeld, WDFW's inland fish program
manager. "Most of the stocked trout
are 13 to 15 inches long, with a few
larger ones in the mix."

Some of the lakes recently stocked
include Island Lake in Kitsap County;
Isabella, Island, Lost, Nahwatzel,
and Spencer lakes in Mason County;
Lake Sylvia in Grays Harbor County;
and Gibbs, Teal and Leland lakes in
Jefferson County.

Dozens of additional lakes will be
stocked throughout the state in
October and November providing
fishing opportunities into the new
year.

The complete list of lakes to be
stocked, and the department's
recently updated stocking plan, are
available for viewing at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/fall-into-
fishing/

The fall fish plants are in response
to anglers' requests to increase fall
and winter trout fishing
opportunities, said Thiesfeld.

The effort also includes stocking
lakes across the state for the Nov.
24 Black Friday opener, which offers
anglers the opportunity to skip the
shopping malls, get outside and enjoy
fishing on the day after
Thanksgiving.

For up-to-date stocking information
this fall, anglers should follow the
department on Twitter or Facebook,
accessible from http://wdfw.wa.gov,
or see the department's weekly
catchable trout stocking report at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/plants/wee
kly/

To participate, anglers must have a
current Washington freshwater fishing
license valid through March 31, 2018.

Licenses can be purchased by
telephone at 1-866-246-9453, at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or at
hundreds of license vendors across
the state. For details on license
vendor locations, visit the WDFW
website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/

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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Sturgeon retention allowed for 2 days on Columbia River below Bonneville Dam Action: Allows retention of white sturgeon for two days on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam. Effective Dates: Oct. 21 and Oct. 26, 2017. Species affected: White sturgeon. Locations: On the mainstem Columbia River, from the Wauna power lines (40 miles from the mouth of the Columbia) upstream to Bonneville Dam Reason for action: There are sufficient sturgeon remaining under the guideline to allow for a two-day retention fishery. Other information: Anglers will have a daily retention limit of one fish measuring 44 to 50 inches from its snout to the fork in its tail. An annual limit of two white sturgeon, regardless of where they are caught, will also be in effect. The mainstem Columbia River remains open for catch-and-release sturgeon fishing. Information Contact: Region 5, Olaf Langness; 360-696-6741. 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 - 9:56 a.m. 10/13/2017
Sturgeon retention allowed for 2 days
on
Columbia River below Bonneville Dam

Action: Allows retention of white
sturgeon for two days on the Columbia
River below Bonneville Dam.

Effective Dates: Oct. 21 and Oct.
26, 2017.

Species affected: White sturgeon.

Locations: On the mainstem Columbia
River, from the Wauna power lines (40
miles from the mouth of the Columbia)
upstream to Bonneville Dam

Reason for action: There are
sufficient sturgeon remaining under
the guideline to allow for a two-day
retention fishery.

Other information: Anglers will have
a daily retention limit of one fish
measuring 44 to 50 inches from its
snout to the fork in its tail. An
annual limit of two white sturgeon,
regardless of where they are caught,
will also be in effect.

The mainstem Columbia River remains
open for catch-and-release sturgeon
fishing.

Information Contact: Region 5, Olaf
Langness; 360-696-6741.

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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First razor clam dig of season set Oct. 6-7 OLYMPIA The first razor clam dig of the fall season will get underway Oct. 6-7 at four ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the dig on evening tides at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests showed that clams on those beaches are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides: Oct. 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks Oct. 7, Saturday, 8:33 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results. Before receiving the test results, Ayres said he had received a number of calls from diggers about an erroneous newspaper story that suggested that ocean beaches would remain closed to digging. "A map on the Washington Department of Health's website indicates that beaches are closed to razor clam digging up until they are cleared to open by the test results," Ayres said. "We're pleased that we are able to move ahead with this opening as scheduled." A recent statement in a story about Pierce County's shellfish ban might have caused some confusion among razor clam diggers. While it's true that the Washington coast has been closed to clam digging, that closure could be superseded by favorable results from a marine toxin test, due as early as Oct. 3. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will post the results of that test at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html. WDFW has tentatively scheduled another dig for Nov. 2-5, pending results of future toxin tests. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 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. 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. Ayres noted that throughout the 2017-18 razor clam season, a research team from the University of Maryland will be out on the beaches seeking volunteers to participate in a survey about razor clam consumption and harvesting practices. For more information, contact Lynn Grattan at 877-668-4559 or LGrattan@som.umaryland.edu. 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 - 4:27 p.m. 10/3/2017
First razor clam dig of season set
Oct. 6-7

OLYMPIA The first razor clam dig of
the fall season will get underway
Oct. 6-7 at four ocean beaches.

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the dig
on evening tides at Long Beach, Twin
Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks after
marine toxin tests showed that clams
on those beaches are safe to eat. No
digging will be allowed on any beach
before noon.

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

Oct. 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet;
Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis,
Mocrocks
Oct. 7, Saturday, 8:33 p.m.; -0.7
feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors,
Copalis, Mocrocks
Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish
manager, recommends that diggers hit
the beach about an hour or two before
low tide for the best results.

Before receiving the test results,
Ayres said he had received a number
of calls from diggers about an
erroneous newspaper story that
suggested that ocean beaches would
remain closed to digging.

"A map on the Washington Department
of Health's website indicates that
beaches are closed to razor clam
digging up until they are cleared to
open by the test results," Ayres
said. "We're pleased that we are able
to move ahead with this opening as
scheduled."

A recent statement in a story about
Pierce County's shellfish ban might
have caused some confusion among
razor clam diggers. While it's true
that the Washington coast has been
closed to clam digging, that closure
could be superseded by favorable
results from a marine toxin test, due
as early as Oct. 3. The Washington
Department of Fish and Wildlife will
post the results of that test at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
razorclams/current.html.

WDFW has tentatively scheduled
another dig for Nov. 2-5, pending
results of future toxin tests. More
information on planned digs can be
found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
razorclams/current.html.

All diggers age 15 or older must have
an applicable 2017-18 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.

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.

Ayres noted that throughout the 2017-
18 razor clam season, a research team
from the University of Maryland will
be out on the beaches seeking
volunteers to participate in a survey
about razor clam consumption and
harvesting practices. For more
information, contact Lynn Grattan at
877-668-4559 or
LGrattan@som.umaryland.edu.

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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Lewis coho - 9:52 a.m. 10/3/2017
Drifted from Woodland to Perkins Ferry tossing spinners and plugs. A few hits resulting in a hatchery king and one wild coho. Saw a fair number of coho rolling just not biting well.

Mike Humes - Ridgefield, WA
99butterbeans@gmail.com
http://www.lewisriver.com/fishingreports/index.cgi?action=add_form

Swift - 3:49 p.m. 10/2/2017
Good day at swift today. 2 limits of rainbows.
In 2 and half hours. Nice 12 to 15 inchers.
Went old school ford fenders and wedding
rings. 1 ounce and 50 to 75ft back. Garlic corn
and worms worked well. We did pick some up
on my Kokanee setups. Dodger and hootchie.
Mainly on the south side of the lake before the
island. Back to salmon fishing now. Tight lines.

Jerry - Woodland
Jdbro123@icloud.com

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