600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
January 30, 1997
Contact: Jeff Weathersby (360) 902-2256
Salmon River anglers must stay off tribal land
OLYMPIA -- Anglers fishing for steelhead in the Olympic Peninsula's Salmon
River must take care this year that they do not trespass on the Quinault Reservation.
The meandering Salmon River flows across state, tribal and federal land.
In past years the tribe has issued permits to non-Indian anglers to fish on the
reservation. The permits are not being issued this year.
When the tribal permits were being issued, some non-Indian anglers became
accustomed to fishing near the Q-1000 road bridge, which is on reservation land.
Non-Indian anglers this year must stay at least 50 yards downstream of the
bridge. The reservation boundary is marked at that point by small white signs on tree
Non-Indian anglers may fish on state and federal lands. Anglers should check
the Fishing in Washington regulation pamphlet for details.