May 31, 2023
Action: Returns salmon and hatchery steelhead seasons to permanent rules as listed in the 2022/23 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet.
Species affected: Spring Chinook, hatchery steelhead
Effective date: June 1, 2023, until further notice.
Location: Deep River (Wahkiakum Co.)
Rules (as listed in rules pamphlet):
- Hatchery steelhead: Min. size 20”. Daily limit 3.
- Salmon: Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6, including no more than 2 adults. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.
Reason for action: The mainstem Columbia River recreational spring Chinook season closed June 1 through June 15. Throughout the 2023 recreational spring Chinook season, the daily bag limits were aligned when the adjacent mainstem Columbia was open.
Additional information: All other permanent regulations apply. The 2022/23 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet can be found at https://www.eregulations.com/washington/fishing/.
Information contact: Region 5: (360) 696-6211