Snake River spring chinook fisheries to close
Action: Chinook salmon fishing to close on the Snake River.
April 15, 2015
Species affected: chinook salmon.
Effective date: May 12, 2015, one hour after official sunset.
C) Below Lower Granite Dam: Snake River from the south shore boat launch (Ilia Boat Launch) across to the mouth of Almota Creek upstream about four miles to the restricted fishing area below Lower Granite Dam.
D) 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 WA/ID boundary waters marker on the Whitman County shore).
Reason for action: Based on the most current harvest estimates and anticipated harvest through Tuesday of this week, for the Lower Granite Dam area, the Snake harvest allocation will have been met.
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.