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Several top salmon fishing rivers in Washington set to open for the fall salmon season

J. W. Snyder, NWFN 

7/30/2015

Ton’s of great fishing destinations are getting ready to open for salmon retention. Here are the areas set to open on the fist day of August.

Freshwater Areas


Whatcom Creek  – Fishing regulation area (884) from mouth to yellow markers below Dupont Street.

open to Salmon retention from August 1st to December 31st. Daily limit 6 per day up to 2 adults may be retained.


Skagit River – Fishing regulation area (830) from mouth to Gilligan Creek.

open to Salmon retention from August 1st to December 31st. Daily limit 4 per day only 2 may be wild Coho.


Samish River – The Samish river fishing regulation area (816) from the mouth to HWY I-5,

salmon retention allowed August 1st to November 30th Daily limits of 2 fish per day allowed, release wild Coho.  See regs for closure areas.


Snohomish River – Fishing regulation area (850) from the mouth to the HWY 9 Bridge.

Salmon retention is allowed from August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 3 fish per day allowed plus 1 additional pink. Release Chinook and Chum.


Skokomish River – Fishing regulation area (834) from the mouth to Hwy. 106 Bridge.

Salmon retention allowed from August 1st to September 1st. Daily limits of 2 fish per day allowed.

Note: See regs for closures areas and don’t forget the bobber rule.


Puyallup River – Fishing regulation area (804) from Freeman rd. to East main Rd.

Salmon retention opens on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 per day with 2 adult fish allowed plus 2 pink. Release wild adult Chinook.

From East main to the Carbon river.

Daily limits of 6 per day with 2 adult fish allowed release wild adult Chinook.

*See Regs for treaty closures


Big Quilcene River –  Fishing regulation area (812) from Roger Street to Hwy. 101 Bridge

Opens to salmon retention from August 16th to October 31st. Daily limits of 4 coho only allowed.


Willapa River – Fishing regulation area (424) from mouth to Hwy. 6 Bridge.

Opens to Salmon Retention from August 1st to January 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish par day 4 adults allowed. Release wild Chinook.

Willapa South Fork – From the mouth to Pehl Rd. Bridge
Daily limits of 6 fish par day 3 adults allowed one of which can be a wild Coho . Release wild Chinook.


Nemah River – Fishing regulation area (379) from the HWY 101 bridge to bridge on Nemah Valley Rd.

Opens to salmon retention from August 1st to January 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day 4 adult fish allowed. Release wild Chinook.


Naselle River – Fishing Regulation area (375) from Hwy. 101 Bridge to HWY 4 bridge.

Salmon retention opens on August 1st through October 31st. Daily Limits of 6 fish per day with 4 adult fish allowed. Release wild Chinook.


 

Columbia River – Fishing regulation area (519) from Buoy 10 to buoy 44.

Rule Change: Salmon retention as of August 1st to September 7th.
Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adults salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each allowed. Only one Chinook may be retained. See regs for emergency closures.

Areas (521,523) from Rockey Point to I-5 Bridge. 

Rule Change: Salmon retention as of August 1st to September 30th.  Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adults salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each allowed. Only one Chinook may be retained. See regs for emergency closures.

Area (525) from I-5 Bridge to Bonneville Dam.

Rule Change: Salmon retention as of August 1st to September 30th.  Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adults salmon or hatchery steelhead or one of each allowed. Only one Chinook may be retained. See regs for emergency closures.

Area (527) from Bonneville to Dallas Dam. 

Rule Change: Salmon retention as of August 1st to September 30th.  Daily limits of 6 fish per day Up to 3 adults may be retained of which no more than 2 may be COHO or hatchery STEELHEAD or 1 of each. Release all SALMON other than CHINOOK and COHO. Release
wild COHO from Bonneville Dam to Hood River Bridge.
Area (529,531) from Dallas Dam to McNeary Dam. 

Rule Change: Salmon retention as of August 1st to September 30th.  Daily limits of 6 fish per day Up to 3 adults may be retained of which no more than 2 may be COHO or hatchery STEELHEAD or 1 of each. Release all SALMON other than CHINOOK and COHO. Release
wild COHO from Bonneville Dam to Hood River Bridge.
Area (533) from McNeary Dam to HWY 395 Bridge. 

Rule Change: Salmon retention as of August 1st to September 30th.  Daily limits of 6 fish per day Up to 3 adults may be retained of which no more than 2 may be COHO or hatchery STEELHEAD or 1 of each. Release all SALMON other than CHINOOK and COHO. Release
wild COHO from Bonneville Dam to Hood River Bridge.


Deep River –  Regulation area (580) from the mouth to Town Bridge 1.2 minutes above HWY 4 bridge.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult fish allowed. Release wild Chinook and wild Coho.


Grays River – Regulation area (594,595) from mouth to Hwy. 4 Bridge.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release wild Chinook and wild Coho and Chum. Chinook must be adipose or ventral fin clipped.

Area (595) from Hwy. 4 Bridge to the mouth of south fork. 

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to October 15th. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release wild Chinook and wild Coho and Chum. Chinook must be adipose or ventral fin clipped.

West Fork of the Grays River – Area (596) from the mouth to hatchery intake footbridge. 

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release wild Chinook and wild Coho and Chum. Chinook must be adipose or ventral fin clipped.


Green River (Cowlitz County) – Regulation area (565,566) from mouth to Miners Creek.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to November 30st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release wild Chinook and wild Coho and Chum. Barbless Hooks Required.


Cispus River – Regulation area (555) from mouth to Miners Creek.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release wild Chinook and wild Coho.


Kalama River – Regulation area (604,603) from mouth to North Fork.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release all other salmon other than hatchery Chinook and Hatchery Coho.


Lewis River – Regulation area (611,615) from mouth to Merwin Dam.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release all other salmon other than hatchery Chinook and Hatchery Coho.


Washougal River – Regulation area (667,668) from mouth to Salmon Falls Bridge.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to December 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release wild Chinook, wild Coho and Chum.


Wind River – Regulation area (680) from mouth to boundries 100′ above Sheperd Falls.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to October 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult Chinook allowed. Release wild Chinook, and wild Coho.


White Salmon River – Regulation area (508) from mouth to county rd bridge below former power house.

Opens To Salmon retention on August 1st to March 31st. Daily limits of 6 fish per day with 2 adult salmon or Steelhead or one of each. Release wild Chinook, and wild Coho.