Deep River spring Chinook seasons set

February 22, 2023

Action:  Sets fishing regulations for spring Chinook.

Species affected:  Spring Chinook, hatchery steelhead

Effective date:  March 1, through April 7, 2023

Location:  Deep River (Wahkiakum Co.)

Rule:  March 1 through April 7:  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:  Sets 2023 spring Chinook and steelhead season in the Columbia River consistent with the Compact Action of February 22, 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

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 (