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Salmon Fishing To Open On Naselle River

Salmon angling to open Oct. 16 on the Naselle River

Action: Opens salmon fishing in the Naselle River. Salmon daily limit is 6 fish, up to 2 adults may be retained, and no more than 1 adult may be a wild coho. Release all chinook.

Effective date: Oct. 16 through Jan. 31, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Naselle River from the Hwy. 101 Bridge to Crown Mainline (Salme) Bridge, except from 300 feet downstream of the Naselle Hatchery attraction channel to the attraction channel and from 400 feet downstream of the falls in Sec. 6 T10N R8W to the falls remain closed waters.

Reason for action: Fall chinook returns to tributaries of Willapa Bay have been significantly lower than preseason predictions. Retention of chinook is prohibited in all fisheries prosecuted in the Willapa Bay watershed as a conservation measure in order to focus harvest opportunity on coho and chum. In-season estimates for coho stock abundance are consistent with pre-season expectation and chum encounters are tracking near pre-season expectations.

Additional information: For more information on other Willapa tributaries open for salmon see

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