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VERY Dangerous section of the river - 6:31 p.m. 9/1/2016
I have pulled three people to safety with my boat after they were swept by fast water into a bunch of downed trees in the river over the last two weekends. Two people flipped their canoe on 19 Aug and one flipped her kayak last weekend. I pulled the last one free with the help of my son-in-law last weekend. And I was told of a similar incident by another regular on the NF Lewis. All at the same spot on the NF Lewis. Someone is going to lose their life in that spot. The spot is on the east side of the river from Hoppa boat launch on the far side of the island on the east bank of the Lewis River. The island splits the river and funnels it into a long row of trees down in the river. People are fooled by the slow water above the island and misjudge the fast current. Last weekend I was fishing up stream of the island and warned anyone that would listen about the danger. We watched several close calls until a woman got caught in the trees sideways and it flipped her kayak and was clinging to a tree to keep from being swept under and into more trees. We went past pulled forward and pulled her out. I hope the County cuts the trees back and posts warnings.

Robin R Boren - Vancouver Washington
robinr1957@aol.com

Columbia River – Buoy 10 chinook retention allowed after Labor Day Action: Chinook salmon retention allowed. Species affected: Chinook salmon. Area: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line. Effective date: Sept. 6 through Sept.14, 2016. Salmon & steelhead daily limit: Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is 2 of which only 1 may be a chinook. Only 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than chinook and adipose fin-clipped coho. Reason for action: Chinook catch has been lower than anticipated in the Buoy 10 fishery to date. Extending the season for chinook retention will provide additional harvest opportunity. Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery is scheduled to close for chinook retention on Sept. 15, but the area remains open for hatchery coho and steelhead. The fishery is scheduled to re-open for chinook retention Oct.1. Anglers are reminded that the North Jetty remains open under Buoy 10 rules. 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. - 2:38 p.m. 9/1/2016
Columbia River – Buoy 10 chinook
retention allowed after Labor Day
Action: Chinook salmon retention
allowed.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Area: Mainstem Columbia River from
Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue
Point/Rocky Point line.

Effective date: Sept. 6 through
Sept.14, 2016.

Salmon & steelhead daily limit:
Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho
minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit
is 2 of which only 1 may be a
chinook. Only 1 hatchery steelhead
may be retained. Release all salmon
other than chinook and adipose fin-
clipped coho.

Reason for action: Chinook catch has
been lower than anticipated in the
Buoy 10 fishery to date. Extending
the season for chinook retention will
provide additional harvest
opportunity.

Other information: The Buoy 10
fishery is scheduled to close for
chinook retention on Sept. 15, but
the area remains open for hatchery
coho and steelhead. The fishery is
scheduled to re-open for chinook
retention Oct.1. Anglers are reminded
that the North Jetty remains open
under Buoy 10 rules.

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/reas
onable_request.html.

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

Small sanctuary created around the fish release site on the Tilton River Action: The Tilton River (Lewis County) will be closed to all fishing from posted markers 25 feet downstream to 25 feet upstream of the fish release site ramp at Gus Backstrom Park. Effective dates: Sept. 3, 2016, until further notice. Species affected: All species including salmon. Reason for action: Fall chinook and coho are being released on the Tilton River for sport harvest opportunity and reintroduction purposes. After being released, the fish tend to temporarily congregate at the release site. Providing a small sanctuary (closure around the release location) will allow the fish to recover and disperse as well as reduce the potential for snagging. Other information: For areas open to fishing on the Tilton River, the salmon daily limit is 6 hatchery fish of which no more than 2 may be adults. Only hatchery chinook and coho may be retained. 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. - 9:07 a.m. 9/1/2016
Small sanctuary created around the
fish release site on the Tilton River

Action: The Tilton River (Lewis
County) will be closed to all fishing
from posted markers 25 feet
downstream to 25 feet upstream of the
fish release site ramp at Gus
Backstrom Park.

Effective dates: Sept. 3, 2016,
until further notice.

Species affected: All species
including salmon.

Reason for action: Fall chinook and
coho are being released on the Tilton
River for sport harvest opportunity
and reintroduction purposes. After
being released, the fish tend to
temporarily congregate at the release
site. Providing a small sanctuary
(closure around the release location)
will allow the fish to recover and
disperse as well as reduce the
potential for snagging.

Other information: For areas open to
fishing on the Tilton River, the
salmon daily limit is 6 hatchery fish
of which no more than 2 may be
adults. Only hatchery chinook and
coho may be retained.

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/reas
onable_request.html.

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

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery to close Action: Lake Wenatchee to close to sockeye salmon fishing. Effective date: Sept. 5, 2016 (one hour after official sunset). Species affected: Sockeye salmon. Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan County). Reason for action: The majority of adult sockeye salmon currently in Lake Wenatchee will soon become largely unavailable to anglers due to their annual migration to the spawning grounds on the White and Little Wenatchee rivers. Sockeye condition and desirability will have declined drastically. This closure will further reduce unnecessary impacts to bull trout with such relatively few sockeye present in Lake Wenatchee. Other information: While the fishery is open, selective gear rules remain in effect (up to three single barbless hooks per line, no bait or scent allowed, knotless nets required). Anglers may fish with 2 poles as long as they possess a valid two-pole endorsement. A night closure also is in effect. Legal angling hours are one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Bull trout, steelhead, and chinook salmon must be released unharmed without removing the fish from the water. Anglers are required to possess a Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement as part of their valid fishing license and catch record card. Revenue from the endorsement supports salmon or steelhead seasons on many rivers in the Columbia River system, including enforcing fishery regulations and monitoring the upper Columbia River spring chinook fisheries. The endorsement has generated more than $1 million annually for WDFW to maintain and increase fishing opportunities throughout the Columbia River basin. Information contact: Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337 (Wenatchee District Office); Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager (509) 754-4624. 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 - 9:06 a.m. 9/1/2016
Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery to
close

Action: Lake Wenatchee to close to
sockeye salmon fishing.

Effective date: Sept. 5, 2016 (one
hour after official sunset).

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan
County).

Reason for action: The majority of
adult sockeye salmon currently in
Lake Wenatchee will soon become
largely unavailable to anglers due to
their annual migration to the
spawning grounds on the White and
Little Wenatchee rivers. Sockeye
condition and desirability will have
declined drastically. This closure
will further reduce unnecessary
impacts to bull trout with such
relatively few sockeye present in
Lake Wenatchee.

Other information: While the fishery
is open, selective gear rules remain
in effect (up to three single
barbless hooks per line, no bait or
scent allowed, knotless nets
required). Anglers may fish with 2
poles as long as they possess a valid
two-pole endorsement. A night
closure also is in effect. Legal
angling hours are one hour before
sunrise to one hour after sunset.
Bull trout, steelhead, and chinook
salmon must be released unharmed
without removing the fish from the
water.

Anglers are required to possess a
Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead
Endorsement as part of their valid
fishing license and catch record
card. Revenue from the endorsement
supports salmon or steelhead seasons
on many rivers in the Columbia River
system, including enforcing fishery
regulations and monitoring the upper
Columbia River spring chinook
fisheries. The endorsement has
generated more than $1 million
annually for WDFW to maintain and
increase fishing opportunities
throughout the Columbia River basin.

Information contact: Travis Maitland,
District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-
3337 (Wenatchee District Office);
Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program
Manager (509) 754-4624.

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
Noel@lewisriver.com
www.lewisriver.com

Fishing reports no more?? - 9:18 p.m. 8/31/2016
I'm not sure why you keep posting the
states bulletins anybody can get an
email with this or just post the link,
what happened to this being a fish
reporting site on the Lewis River
don't see that anymore or anyone that
wants to.See as all you do is repost
what is on the state's website where
are the fishing reports they're gone.

Ace - Castlerock,Wa
acefishon@gmail.com

WDFW seeks advisory committee candidates for the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking additional candidates to serve on a committee that advises the department on the management of the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area. WDFW manages the 2,774-acre wildlife area comprised of six units located in King and Snohomish counties. The department primarily manages the wildlife area to preserve and enhance wildlife and their habitats, and to provide opportunities for hunting and wildlife-related recreational opportunities. The department is looking specifically for candidates who represent interests of the bird-dog training community, sportsman’s community, wildlife watchers, or agriculture. Current members of the advisory committee represent a variety of interests, including conservation, dog training, hunting, recreation, and salmon recovery, said Brian Boehm, Snoqualmie Wildlife Area manager for WDFW. "We would like to expand participation in our advisory group to reflect the different uses the Snoqualmie area supports," Boehm said. The two new members would be expected to attend the next advisory committee meeting, which is planned for this fall. The advisory group typically meets up to four times per year. Information about the committee can be found online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/swa-waac/. The advisory committee will be involved in updating the management plan for the wildlife area, one of 33 wildlife areas across the state. The planning sequence for the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area is under development. Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses the following items: The applicant's name, address, telephone number and email address. Name and contract information of alternate. Organization the individual is representing, its mission and location. The applicant's familiarity with the wildlife area and interest in participating in the advisory group. His or her experience in the advisory group processes and in collaborating with people who have different values. A summary of experience with this or other wildlife areas, and land management issues. Applications should be postmarked by 5 p.m. Sept. 13, 2016 and sent to WDFW Region 4 Headquarters, Attn: Snoqualmie WAAC Recruitment, 16018 Mill Creek Boulevard, Mill Creek, WA 98012-1541; or by email to TeamMillCreek@dfw.wa.gov with the subject line "Snoqualmie WAAC Recruitment". For more information, contact Brian Boehm at (425) 327-4869. 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. - 8:53 a.m. 8/30/2016
WDFW seeks advisory committee
candidates for the Snoqualmie
Wildlife Area

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department
of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is
seeking additional candidates to
serve on a committee that advises the
department on the management of the
Snoqualmie Wildlife Area.

WDFW manages the 2,774-acre wildlife
area comprised of six units located
in King and Snohomish counties. The
department primarily manages the
wildlife area to preserve and enhance
wildlife and their habitats, and to
provide opportunities for hunting and
wildlife-related recreational
opportunities.

The department is looking
specifically for candidates who
represent interests of the bird-dog
training community, sportsman’s
community, wildlife watchers, or
agriculture. Current members of the
advisory committee represent a
variety of interests, including
conservation, dog training, hunting,
recreation, and salmon recovery, said
Brian Boehm, Snoqualmie Wildlife Area
manager for WDFW.
"We would like to expand
participation in our advisory group
to reflect the different uses the
Snoqualmie area supports," Boehm
said.

The two new members would be expected
to attend the next advisory committee
meeting, which is planned for this
fall. The advisory group typically
meets up to four times per year.
Information about the committee can
be found online at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/swa
-waac/.

The advisory committee will be
involved in updating the management
plan for the wildlife area, one of 33
wildlife areas across the state. The
planning sequence for the Snoqualmie
Wildlife Area is under development.

Applicants should submit a cover
letter that addresses the following
items:

The applicant's name, address,
telephone number and email address.
Name and contract information of
alternate.
Organization the individual is
representing, its mission and
location.
The applicant's familiarity with the
wildlife area and interest in
participating in the advisory group.
His or her experience in the advisory
group processes and in collaborating
with people who have different
values.
A summary of experience with this or
other wildlife areas, and land
management issues.
Applications should be postmarked by
5 p.m. Sept. 13, 2016 and sent to
WDFW Region 4 Headquarters, Attn:
Snoqualmie WAAC Recruitment, 16018
Mill Creek Boulevard, Mill Creek, WA
98012-1541; or by email to
TeamMillCreek@dfw.wa.gov with the
subject line "Snoqualmie WAAC
Recruitment".

For more information, contact Brian
Boehm at (425) 327-4869.

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.

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

its fishing time - 5:52 p.m. 8/29/2016
I checked the boat launch today after the tide ran out , the boats were hammering them in the hog line both inside and outside with wobblers all up and down batchlor island ,from 20ft to the shipping lane 14oz to hold and don't forget the flasher 36 in up from your hook.ill try to get down tomorrow and have a look , we now have a massive parking lot with lots of room so bring the hole family to fish Ridgefield exit 14 on I5 drive west to the town the boat launch is right in town

mike armstrong - Ridgefield boat launch
take exit 14 @g-mail

August 26, 2016 Ocean salmon fishery off Ilwaco to close early Action: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Aug. 27. Effective Dates: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27. Species affected: All salmon. Locations: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco); Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon, Oregon. Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers will reach the preseason coho quota of 18,900 by the end of the day Aug. 27. Closing the salmon fishery early will help ensure compliance with conservation objectives. Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River remains open as scheduled. For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 fishing rules pamphlet, available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. Information Contact: Kyle Adicks, 360-902-2664. 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. - 2:54 p.m. 8/26/2016
August 26, 2016

Ocean salmon fishery off Ilwaco to
close early

Action: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will
close to salmon fishing at the end of
the day Aug. 27.

Effective Dates: 11:59 p.m.,
Saturday, Aug. 27.

Species affected: All salmon.

Locations: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco);
Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape
Falcon, Oregon.

Reason for action: Preliminary
estimates indicate that anglers will
reach the preseason coho quota of
18,900 by the end of the day Aug. 27.
Closing the salmon fishery early will
help ensure compliance with
conservation objectives.

Other information: The Buoy 10
fishery at the mouth of the Columbia
River remains open as scheduled. For
specific regulations, anglers should
consult the 2016-17 fishing rules
pamphlet, available online at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulation
s/.

Information Contact: Kyle Adicks,
360-902-2664.

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.

Noel Johnson - Woodland
Noel@lewisriver.com
August 26, 2016 Ocean salmon fishery off Ilwaco to close early Action: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Aug. 27. Effective Dates: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27. Species affected: All salmon. Locations: Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco); Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon, Oregon. Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers will reach the preseason coho quota of 18,900 by the end of the day Aug. 27. Closing the salmon fishery early will help ensure compliance with conservation objectives. Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River remains open as scheduled. For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 fishing rules pamphlet, available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/. Information Contact: Kyle Adicks, 360-902-2664. 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.

Contact: Don Velasquez, (425) 775-1311, ext. 112 Most of Puget Sound closes to crabbing Sept. 5; summer catch reports due Oct. 1 OLYMPIA – Most areas of Puget Sound will close to recreational crab fishing on Labor Day (Sept. 5), when anyone harvesting crab from a boat must retrieve their gear by one hour after sunset. Crabbers fishing from shore or from piers have until the end of the day on Sept. 5 to retrieve their gear. All sport fishers licensed to fish for Dungeness crab anywhere in Puget Sound have through Oct. 1 to submit summer catch reports to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The only two areas of the Sound that will remain open to crab fishing after Labor Day are marine areas 7-North and 7-South near the San Juan Islands. These two areas will remain open Thursdays through Mondays each week through Sept. 30. Sport fishers who crab in those two areas after Sept. 5 must record their catch on winter catch record cards, which are available at sporting goods stores and other license vendors across the state. Crabbers can submit summer catch record cards to WDFW by mail at CRC Unit, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091. They can also report their catch online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/ from Sept. 6 through Oct. 1. Crabbers who fail to file their catch reports on time will face a $10 fine when they purchase a 2017 Puget Sound crab endorsement. "Catch reports play a major role in determining how much crab is still available for harvest during the winter season," said Rich Childers, WDFW's shellfish policy lead. "It's important that we receive reports from everyone licensed to fish for crab in Puget Sound - whether or not they caught crab this year." Childers said WDFW will announce winter crab seasons for Puget Sound in early October, after completing its assessment of the summer fishery. For more information about recreational crabbing in Puget Sound, see WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/. 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. - 2:53 p.m. 8/26/2016
Contact: Don Velasquez, (425) 775-
1311, ext. 112

Most of Puget Sound closes to
crabbing Sept. 5; summer catch
reports due Oct. 1

OLYMPIA – Most areas of Puget Sound
will close to recreational crab
fishing on Labor Day (Sept. 5), when
anyone harvesting crab from a boat
must retrieve their gear by one hour
after sunset.

Crabbers fishing from shore or from
piers have until the end of the day
on Sept. 5 to retrieve their gear.

All sport fishers licensed to fish
for Dungeness crab anywhere in Puget
Sound have through Oct. 1 to submit
summer catch reports to the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW).

The only two areas of the Sound that
will remain open to crab fishing
after Labor Day are marine areas 7-
North and 7-South near the San Juan
Islands. These two areas will remain
open Thursdays through Mondays each
week through Sept. 30. Sport fishers
who crab in those two areas after
Sept. 5 must record their catch on
winter catch record cards, which are
available at sporting goods stores
and other license vendors across the
state.

Crabbers can submit summer catch
record cards to WDFW by mail at CRC
Unit, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA
98501-1091. They can also report
their catch online at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
crab/ from Sept. 6 through Oct. 1.

Crabbers who fail to file their catch
reports on time will face a $10 fine
when they purchase a 2017 Puget Sound
crab endorsement.

"Catch reports play a major role in
determining how much crab is still
available for harvest during the
winter season," said Rich Childers,
WDFW's shellfish policy lead. "It's
important that we receive reports
from everyone licensed to fish for
crab in Puget Sound - whether or not
they caught crab this year."

Childers said WDFW will announce
winter crab seasons for Puget Sound
in early October, after completing
its assessment of the summer fishery.

For more information about
recreational crabbing in Puget Sound,
see WDFW's website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/
crab/.

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.

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

August 26, 2016 WDFW lifts mark-selective rule for 2 days in Buoy 10 fishery Action: The Chinook mark-selective regulation in the Buoy 10 fishery on the lower Columbia River is lifted two days sooner than scheduled. Chinook retention on Sunday Sept. 4 and Monday Sept. 5 will include any fish, hatchery or wild. Species affected: Chinook Area: Mainstem Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line. Effective date: Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, 2016. Salmon/steelhead daily limit: Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit is 2 of which only 1 may be a Chinook. Only 1 hatchery steelhead may be retained. Release all salmon other than adipose fin-clipped coho. Reason for action: The Chinook catch has been lower than anticipated in the Buoy 10 fishery to date. Removing the mark-selective regulations for chinook September 4-5 will provide additional harvest opportunity. Additional information: The Buoy 10 fishery is scheduled to close for chinook retention on September 6, but the area remains open for hatchery Coho. The fishery is scheduled to re-open for chinook retention October 1. 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 - 1:04 p.m. 8/26/2016
August 26, 2016

WDFW lifts mark-selective rule for 2
days in Buoy 10 fishery
Action: The Chinook mark-selective
regulation in the Buoy 10 fishery on
the lower Columbia River is lifted
two days sooner than scheduled.
Chinook retention on Sunday Sept. 4
and Monday Sept. 5 will include any
fish, hatchery or wild.

Species affected: Chinook

Area: Mainstem Columbia River from
Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue
Point/Rocky Point line.

Effective date: Aug. 30 through
Sept. 5, 2016.

Salmon/steelhead daily limit:
Chinook minimum size 24-inches. Coho
minimum size 16-inches. Daily limit
is 2 of which only 1 may be a
Chinook. Only 1 hatchery steelhead
may be retained. Release all salmon
other than adipose fin-clipped coho.

Reason for action: The Chinook catch
has been lower than anticipated in
the Buoy 10 fishery to date.
Removing the mark-selective
regulations for chinook September 4-5
will provide additional harvest
opportunity.

Additional information: The Buoy 10
fishery is scheduled to close for
chinook retention on September 6, but
the area remains open for hatchery
Coho. The fishery is scheduled to
re-open for chinook retention October
1.

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

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

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