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


June 10, 2004
Contact: Christy Vassar, (360) 902-2802

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WDFW MEDIA ADVISORY:
WDFW Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet errata

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has made corrections and clarifications to the 2004-2005 Sport Fishing Pamphlet. Anglers are advised to update their copies of the Fishing in Washington Sport Fishing pamphlet, which became effective May 1.

WDFW will provide additional updates and corrections as needed. Corrections, clarifications and frequently asked questions are also posted on the fishing and shellfishing regulations portions of the WDFW website, at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/fishregs.htm on the Internet.

Click here for printable PDF version of errata.

Page 16 Recreational License Types and Fee Schedule
Error: License fees shown on page 16 for the following categories are not correct - Annual Combination for Youth Age 15, Annual Combination for Adults Age 16-69, Annual Shellfish/Seaweed for Senior Age 70, and Annual Combination for person with disabilities.
Correction: The annual Combination License for Youth Age 15 is $7.67, the Annual Combination License for Adults Age 16-69 is $41.61, the Shellfish/Seaweed license for Senior Age 70 is $8.76, and the Annual Combination License for Persons with disabilities is $7.67.
Page 48 Sammamish River (SLOUGH) (King Co.) from 68th Ave. NE Bridge to Lake Sammamish
Error:
Clarify TROUT and Other Game Fish Season.
Correction: TROUT and Other Game Fish - Season May 1-Aug 31, catch-and-release. Selective gear rules. CLOSED to fishing for STEELHEAD. TROUT and Other Game Fish - Season Jan. 1-Apr. 30, Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.
Page 49 Skagit River (Skagit/Whatcom Co.) from mouth of Gilligan Creek to the Dalles Bridge at Concrete
Error: SALMON season - Sept 1-Dec. 31 was incorrectly stated.
Correction: SALMON season is Sept. 16-Dec. 31.
Page 49 Skagit River (Skagit/Whatcom Co.) from Dalles Bridge at Concrete to Cascade River
Error:
Second SALMON season - Sept 1-Dec. 31 was incorrectly stated.
Correction: Second SALMON season is Sept. 16-Dec. 31.
Page 49 Skagit River (Skagit/Whatcom Co.) from Bacon Creek to Gorge Dam
Error:
Date was omitted from the ALL SPECIES rule.
Correction: ALL SPECIES - night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction July 1-Nov. 30.
Page 50 Skykomish River (Snohomish Co.) from Wallace River to forks
Error:
Incorrect dates for ALL SPECIES rule.
Correction: ALL SPECIES - night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction Aug. 1-Nov. 30. Fishing from any floating device prohibited in the area 1,500' upstream to 1,000' downstream of the outlet at the Reiter Ponds Aug.1-Feb. 28.
Page 54 Washougal River (Clark Co.) from mouth upstream (includes both sections shown in pamphlet)
Error:
Missing information in the ALL SPECIES Rule.
Correction: When non-buoyant lure restrictions are in effect, only fished hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
Page 55 Willapa River (Pacific Co.) from Hwy. 6 Bridge to Fork Creek
Error: Missing date in ALL SPECIES rule.
Correction: ALL SPECIES - night closure and single barbless hooks required and line and weight and lure or bait must be moving (not stationary) Aug. 16 - Nov. 30.
Page 64 Ross Lake (Reservoir)
Error:
Missing County designation.
Correction: County is Whatcom Co.
Page 71 Columbia River from Hwy 395 Bridge at Pasco to Old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers
Error:
SALMON - June 16-July 31 season, release wild Chinook was inadvertently included in additional rules.
Correction: SALMON - June 16-July 31 season, allow retention of both wild and hatchery Chinook as part of the salmon daily limit.
Page 72 Columbia River from Old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers to Vernita Bridge
Error:
WALLEYE season incorrectly stated.
Correction: WALLEYE season is Feb 1-Oct. 22.
Page 72 Columbia River from Old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers to Vernita Bridge
Error: SALMON - June 16-July 31 season, release wild Chinook was inadvertently included in additional rules.
Correction: SALMON - June 16-July 31 season, allow retention of both wild and hatchery Chinook as part of the salmon daily limit.
Page 72 Columbia River from Vernita Bridge to Priest Rapids Dam
Error:
SALMON - June 16-July 31 season, release wild Chinook was inadvertently included in additional rules.
Correction: SALMON - June 16-July 31 season, allow retention of both wild and hatchery Chinook as part of the salmon daily limit.
Page 124 Public Beach List - Special Rules
Error:
Hyperlink to beach locations is not correct.
Correction: Hyperlink should be http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/beachreg/ .