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


November 05, 1998
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256

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Cowlitz to open to adult hatchery coho angling

OLYMPIA--Cowlitz River anglers may begin keeping two adult hatchery coho as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 7), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

The river already is open for hatchery coho jacks. WDFW biologists said the run of hatchery coho returning to the Cowlitz is larger than expected so adult coho may be retained beginning Saturday.

The river is open for salmon fishing from boundary markers at the mouth upstream to 400 feet below the barrier dam. The daily limit is six marked hatchery coho, no more than two of which may be adults. Adult coho are 20 inches or larger. Twelve inches is the minimum size for coho. Hatchery coho are recognized by the absence of the adipose fin, which is located on the back just forward of the tail.

Coho with adipose fins must be released. All chinook and chum also must be released.