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Area expanded for fishing for hatchery spring chinook on the White Salmon River


Action: White Salmon River anglers will be allowed to fish for hatchery spring chinook from the county bridge below the former power house upstream to the Northwestern Road Bridge beginning May 23.

Species affected: Chinook

Effective dates: May 23 through July 31, 2015


(Big) White Salmon River (Skamania/Klickitat Co.) from the county road bridge located below the former power house upstream to the Northwestern Road Bridge.

Daily limits: Through June 30, the daily limit is two hatchery chinook or hatchery steelhead or one of each. Effective July 1, the hatchery salmon/steelhead daily limit will be 3 fish of which no more than 2 may be hatchery spring Chinook. Salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Wild chinook and wild steelhead must be released. Release all gamefish except hatchery steelhead.

Other information: Selective gear rules will be in effect. A Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement is required.

Reason for action: This will implement new permanent rules recently adopted during the gamefish and North of Falcon salmon regulation processes. Spring Chinook strays have been found in the system. This regulation opens an additional 3 miles of river to fishing for salmon.

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.


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