Entiat River summer Chinook fishery boundary extension

July 18, 2023

Action: Extends the upstream salmon fishing boundary to the Mad River Road Bridge.

Effective date: One hour before official sunrise Aug. 1, to one hour after official sunset on Sept. 30, 2023.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Entiat River (Chelan County); from the mouth (railroad bridge) to Mad River Rd. Bridge (near Ardenvoir). (Catch Record Card Code 586).

Salmon Rules: Minimum size is 12 inches. Daily limit is six. Release all salmon other than Chinook. Night closure in effect.

Reason for action: Current returns indicate broodstock goals for Entiat River Chinook will be met and that a harvestable surplus exists. This action increases harvest opportunity for summer Chinook returning to the Entiat River.

Additional information:  All other Entiat River rules remain in effect. Please see the 2023/24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional rules. Anglers may be notified of any emergency Fishing Rule Changes, as they are announced, by signing up for email notifications at https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/lists.

Information contact:  Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, 509-665-3337 or Chad Jackson, Region 2 Fish Program manager, 509-754-4624.

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.

Request this information in an alternative format or language at wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation, 833-855-1012, TTY (711), or CivilRightsTeam@dfw.wa.gov.