Hanford Reach summer salmon fishery to open

Hanford Reach - Burbank, WA (Franklin County)


by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-26-2022
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Action:  Sets summer season regulations in the Hanford Reach.

Species affected: Salmon. 

Locations, dates, and rules: 

  1. From Columbia Point (1/4 mile downstream of I-182 Bridge at Richland) to I-182 Bridge at Richland:
    June 16 through July 15, 2022:  Salmon:  Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook. Anglers can use two poles when fishing for salmon with the Two-Pole Endorsement. Night closure in effect for salmon.

    Open only to bank fishing with hand-casted lines from shore on the west (Richland) side of the river. Closed to angling from a vessel and to fishing from shore on the east (Pasco) side of the river.
  1. From Interstate-182 Bridge at Richland upstream to Priest Rapids Dam: 
    June 16 through June 30, 2022:  Salmon:  Min. size 12”. Daily limit 6. Up to 2 adult salmon may be retained. Release wild adult Chinook. Anglers can use two poles when fishing for salmon with the Two-Pole Endorsement. Night closure in effect for salmon.

Reason for action: This action applies summer fishery regulations developed through the 2022 North of Falcon season setting process, and is consistent with co-manager agreements.

Additional information: Barbless hooks are not required when fishing for salmon in this area of the Columbia River. All sockeye 12” or greater in length and Chinook 24” or greater in length are classified as adult.

Effective July 1, regulations for the summer Chinook and sockeye fishery upstream of the Interstate 182 Bridge will be listed in the 2022-23 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

With the exception of the “bank fishing only” area listed above all waters from Hwy. 395 Bridge to I-182 Bridge are closed to fishing for summer salmon and steelhead during the summer salmon fishery. 

Information contact: Region 3, 509-575-2740, or Paul Hoffarth, District 4 Fish Biologist, 509-545-2284. 




More Reports

WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, May 26th
Puget Sound: South-central Puget Sound (Marine Area 11) kicks off the salmon fishing season beginning June 1
Columbia River: Lower Columbia River salmon and steelhead fishery update