Deep River spring Chinook season extended

April 9, 2024

Action:  Sets fishing regulations for 2024 spring Chinook season.

Species affected:  Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Effective date:  Immediately, through April 11, 2024

Location:  Deep River (Wahkiakum Co.)

Rule:  Salmon and steelhead:  Daily limit 6, up to 2 adults may be retained of which no more than 1 may be an adult Chinook.  Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.  Release wild steelhead.  Salmon min. size 12 inches. 

Reason for action:  Aligns the 2024 spring salmon and steelhead season for Deep River with the adjacent mainstem Columbia River consistent with Joint State Action taken on April 9, 2024. This fishery is set within allowable catch levels for upriver spring Chinook and to minimize impacts to other stocks of concern.   

Additional information:  All other permanent regulations apply. 

Staff will monitor the fishery in-season. After the closure of the fishery, staff will review catches and determine if additional fishing opportunity is warranted. 

Information contact:  Region 5: (360) 696-6211

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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