Hanford Reach salmon fishery update

August 10, 2023

Action:  Adjusts adult salmon daily limit.           

Effective date:  Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2023

Species affected:  Salmon.         

Location:  Columbia River; from Hwy. 395 Bridge at Pasco to Columbia Point (1/3 mile downstream of the I-182 Bridge)

Rule: Salmon daily limit 6 including no more than 1 adult. Release all salmon other than Chinook and coho.

Reason for action:  The salmon season in this area was listed incorrectly in the 2023/24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. This correction aligns salmon seasons with those agreed to during the 2023 North of Falcon (NOF) season setting process.

Information contact:  Region 3, 509-575-2740

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.