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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


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August 04, 2010
Contact: Fish Program, (360) 902-2700

WDFW issues corrections to the
2010-11 Sportfishing Rules pamphlet

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has issued corrections to the 2010-2011 “Fishing in Washington” Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet.

Anglers are advised to update their copies of the fishing rules pamphlet, which became effective May 1, 2010. The pamphlet is available on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

WDFW will provide additional updates and corrections as needed. For more information regarding these changes, call Fish Program Customer Service at (360) 902-2700.

CORRECTIONS

Page 36 – Baker River (Skagit Co.) from fish barrier dam to headwaters and all tributaries and their tributaries except Channel Creek.
Error: The pamphlet incorrectly lists an “All species” season.
Correction: The season should be listed as “All Game Fish.”

Page 36 – Channel Creek (Whatcom Co.)
Error: The pamphlet incorrectly lists an “All species” season.
Correction: The season should be listed as “All Game Fish.”

Page 37 – Pilchuck Creek (Snohomish Co.) from Pilchuck Falls upstream including all tributaries and their tributaries, including tributaries to Lake Cavanaugh.
Error: The pamphlet incorrectly lists an “All species” season.
Correction: The season should be listed as “All Game Fish.”

Page 37 – Boulder River (Snohomish Co.) from Boulder Falls upstream.
Error: The pamphlet incorrectly lists an “All species” season.
Correction: The season should be listed as “All Game Fish.”

Page 38 – Canyon Creek (Snohomish Co.) (South Fork Stillaguamish)
Error: The open section of the creek was not designated.
Correction: The Creek should be listed as: Canyon Creek (Snohomish Co.) (South Fork Stillaguamish) from mouth to forks.

Page 42 – Puyallup River (Pierce Co.) from City of Puyallup outfall structure across the river from the junction of Freeman Rd. and N. Levee Rd. to Carbon River.
Error: The pamphlet incorrectly lists ALL SPECIES – Aug. 16-Nov. 30: night closure, anti-snagging rule, and barbless hooks required.
Correction: The rule takes effect on Aug. 1. It should read: ALL SPECIES – Aug. 1- Nov. 30: night closure, anti-snagging rule, and barbless hooks required.

Page 45 – Dewatto River (Mason Co.) from mouth to Dewatto-Holly Rd. Bridge.
Error: The Oct. 1-Oct. 31 All Game Fish season was omitted from the pamphlet.
Correction: The correct All Game Fish seasons are: First Sat. in June-Aug. 15, and Oct. 1-Oct. 31. Catch-and-release. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Page 50 – Chehalis River (Grays Harbor Co.) from mouth (Hwy. 101 Bridge in Aberdeen) to Fuller Bridge.
Error: The SALMON season is incorrect.
Correction: The correct SALMON seasons are:

  • SALMON: Sept. 16-Oct. 31. Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release CHINOOK and CHUM.
  • SALMON: Nov. 1-Jan. 31. Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release CHINOOK, wild COHO, and CHUM.

Page 54 – Joe Creek (Grays Harbor Co.) (Pacific Beach) from State Hwy. 109 Bridge to Ocean Beach Rd. Bridge.
Error: The pamphlet incorrectly lists the season as All Game Fish.
Correction: The correct season should have been listed as Other Game Fish.

Page 61 - Wishkah River (Grays Harbor Co.) from weir upstream.
Error: A TROUT season was incorrectly omitted from the pamphlet. The listing of the All Game Fish season is also incorrect.
Correction: The correct seasons should have been listed as: Trout: First Sat. in June-Oct. 31. Min. size 14”. Daily limit 2. Other Game Fish: First Sat. in June-Oct. 31. Statewide min. size/daily limit.