Adult salmon daily limit reduced on the Kalama River

February 29, 2024

Adult salmon daily limit reduced on the Kalama River

Action: Reduces the adult salmon portion of the daily limit to one (1) fish in the lower Kalama River.

Effective date: Effective March 1, 2024, until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Kalama River from the mouth upstream to 1,000 feet below the fishway at Kalama Falls Hatchery.

Rules: Salmon daily limit is six (6) including no more than one (1) adult. Minimum size is 12 inches. Only hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho may be retained.

Reason for action: A reduction in the adult salmon daily limit is needed to ensure hatchery broodstock goals are achieved. Reducing the adult salmon daily limit will provide continued opportunity for anglers to harvest spring Chinook and help ensure future hatchery returns.

Additional information: All other permanent rules remain in effect; please refer to the Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional information.

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 toll free 866-880-5431.

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