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Salmon Fishing Will Not Open On The Big Quilcene River


August 1, 2015

Action: Close salmon fishing in all waters of the Big Quilcene River

Effective date: Aug.16, 2015, until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: All waters of the Big Quilcene River from the mouth to Highway 101.

Reason for action: Flows in the Big Quilcene River are at less than half of average, water temperatures are elevated, and a large return of Endangered Species Act-listed summer chum is forecast to enter the river beginning in August. These conditions are not conducive to an orderly in-river coho fishery.

Information contact: Mark Downen, (360) 202-7005


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