Adult coho daily limit increased on the Washougal River

Washougal River

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Increases the adult coho portion of the salmon daily limit to six hatchery fish.

Effective date: Nov. 11 through Dec. 31, 2021

Species affected: Hatchery coho.

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

Rule: Salmon: Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit six. Up to six adults may be retained, of which one may be Chinook. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook and hatchery coho.

Reason for action: The current return of hatchery coho salmon to the Washougal River has exceeded preseason expectations. Broodstock collection goals for Washougal River programs are on track to be met and additional fish are available for harvest.

Additional information: Anglers are reminded that the salmon daily limit for Camas Slough follows the most liberal rule of the adjacent Washougal River or mainstem Columbia River when either area is open for salmon angling. At this time, it is expected that the rule defined above will be the most liberal of the two areas, during the effective dates. All other permanent rules published in the 2021-2022 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet remain in effect.

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

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