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Hatchery steelhead season extended on Salmon Creek (Clark Co.)

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Pacific NW Ron

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Action: Opens angling for and retention of hatchery steelhead; selective gear rules in effect, except use of barbed hooks is allowed.

Effective date: March 16 through May 28, 2021.

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead.

Location: From the mouth to the 182nd Avenue Bridge.

Reason for action:  Recent changes to hatchery steelhead programs, resulting from the Mitchell Act Biological Opinion, have resulted in the replacement of early returning winter steelhead stocks with local stocks that exhibit 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 use of barbed hooks is allowed); the selective gear rules are defined in the 2020-2021 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Salmon Creek will return to permanent rules on May 29, 2021.

Information contact:  Region 5, 360-696-6211.
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