Lower Klickitat River returns to permanent rules, reduced adult salmon limit maintained above Lyle Falls

Klickitat River - WA


by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-17-2022
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Action:  Restores the adult salmon daily limit, described in the 2021-2022 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, to the lower Klickitat River. Maintains a reduced adult salmon limit above Lyle Falls.   

Effective date:  June 17, 2022 until further notice 

Species affected: Salmon.  

Locations and Rules: Klickitat River (Klickitat Co.): 

  1. From the mouth to Fisher Hill Bridge, Salmon: Daily limit 6, up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild Chinook.  
  2. From 400 feet upstream from #5 Fishway to boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery, Salmon: Daily limit 6, up to 1 adult may be retained. Release wild Chinook.  

Reason for action: The adult salmon daily limit on the Klickitat River was reduced earlier in the year to help ensure the Spring Chinook broodstock collection goal was achieved. Fishery co-managers have recently indicated that spring Chinook counts at the Lyle Falls adult trap have been good and escapement to the Klickitat Hatchery is on track to meet the broodstock collection goal. The majority of spring Chinook pass Lyle Falls by the end of June, therefore a reduced daily limit for is no longer needed in the lower Klickitat, as broodstock collection continues at Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.     

Additional information:  Anglers are reminded to check the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for additional information.    

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




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