May 24, 2023
Action: Extends spring Chinook season.
Species affected: Spring Chinook, hatchery steelhead
Effective date: Immediately through June 4, 2023
Location: Deep River (Wahkiakum Co.)
Rule: May 24 through June 4: 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 2023 spring Chinook and steelhead daily limits in Deep River with the Columbia River consistent with the Compact Action of Feb. 22, April 4, May 17 and May 24, 2023. This fishery was 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