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Lewis River Opens For Chinook Retention June 1st

Spring chinook fishing reopens on the Lewis River

Action: Lewis River, anglers are allowed a daily limit of one hatchery adult chinook. 

Effective date and locations: June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017 on the Lewis River from the mouth upstream to the overhead powerlines below Merwin Dam.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Reason for action: Escapement goals for the hatchery have been met.

Other information: Daily limit 6 hatchery chinook of which only 1 may be an adult. Minimum size 12 inches. All other permanent rules apply.

In addition to hatchery needs and providing a sport fishery, adult hatchery chinook will be trucked upstream above Swift Reservoir for reintroduction efforts.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license.  Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations.  Fishing regulations are subject to change.  Call the WDFW Fishing Hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules or check the WDFW webpage at for details on fishing seasons and regulations.  For the Shellfish Rule Change Hotline call (360) 796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.  

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