WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
March 10, 2020
Hatchery steelhead season extended on Salmon Creek (Clark Co.)
Action: Opens angling for and retention of hatchery steelhead; selective gear rules in effect, except barbed hooks are allowed.
Effective date: March 16 through May 22, 2020
Species affected: Hatchery steelhead
Location: From the mouth to the 182nd Avenue Bridge
Reason for action: Recent changes to hatchery steelhead releases in Salmon Creek, from the Mitchell Act Biological Opinion, have resulted in the replacement of the "early" returning winter steelhead stock with a stock that exhibits a somewhat later run timing. This rule opens hatchery steelhead fishing during the timeframe outlined above and provides anglers with additional time to harvest these fish from Salmon Creek.
Additional information: The hatchery steelhead daily limit during this period is 3 fish; minimum size 20". Anglers are reminded that selective gear rules are in effect during this period except barbed hooks are allowed; selective gear rules are defined in the 2019-2020 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Salmon Creek will return to permanent rules on May 23, 2020.
Information contact: Matt Gardner, district fish biologist, 360-906-6746.