Adult Chinook daily limit increased on the Washougal River

Washougal River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Increases the adult Chinook daily limit to two hatchery fish. 

Effective date: Oct. 3 through Dec. 31, 2020 

Species affected: Hatchery Chinook salmon 

Location: Washougal River, from the mouth to the bridge at Salmon Falls. 

Rule: Min. size 12". Daily limit 6 fish. Up to 2 adults may be retained, of which 1 may be a coho. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.  

Reason for action: The current return of fall Chinook to the Washougal River has exceeded preseason expectations. Collection of adult fall Chinook is on track to meet the hatchery broodstock goal and surplus fish are available for harvest.  

Additional information: Anglers are reminded that the area from 1,000 feet below to 200 feet above the weir (located at the WDFW County Line Access Site) remains closed, while the weir is installed in the river.  

Information contact: Matt Gardner, District Fish Biologist, 360-906-6746 

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