Adult salmon daily limit increased on the Klickitat River

November 16, 2022

Action: Increases the adult salmon daily limit to three fish.

Locations and effective dates:

  • from the mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge – Nov. 17 through Jan. 31, 2023
  • from 400 feet above #5 Fishway to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon hatchery – Nov. 17 through Nov. 30, 2022

Species affected: Salmon.

Rule: The salmon daily limit is 6 fish; min. size 12”, up to 3 adults may be retained.

Reason for action: The current return of Coho salmon to the Klickitat River has exceeded preseason expectations and additional fish are available for harvest.

Additional information: Anglers are reminded that the ‘Closed Waters’ area between Fisher Hill Bridge and 400 feet above #5 Fishway remains in effect. All other permanent rules published in the 2022-23 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet remain in effect.

Information contact: Matt Gardner, District Fish Biologist, 360-906-6746

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).