Snake River spring Chinook salmon fishery closes

May 13, 2024

Action: Close spring Chinook salmon fishing on the Snake River.

Effective dates: Immediately, until further notice.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.


A)  Below Little Goose Dam: Snake River from Texas Rapids boat launch (located on the south side of the river upstream of the mouth of Tucannon River) to the fishing restriction boundary below Little Goose Dam. This zone includes both shores and the rock and concrete area between the juvenile bypass return pipe and Little Goose Dam along the south shoreline of the facility (includes the walkway area locally known as “the Wall” in front of the juvenile collection facility).

B) Below Ice Harbor Dam: Snake River from the South Bound Highway 12 Bridge near Pasco upstream about seven miles to the fishing restriction boundary below Ice Harbor Dam.

Reason for action: Based on estimated harvest, allocation for Snake River spring Chinook has been met.

Additional information: This rule closes all spring Chinook fishing in the Snake River.

Information contact: Jeremy Trump, District 3 Fish Biologist 509-382-1005.

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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