2015-2016 Washington Fishing Regulations Pamplet Finally Here!

Just in time for summer, the WDFW 2015-2016 Fishing Regs are at the printing press and being prepared for distribution. For those who can’t wait a digital version can be obtained online at the WDFW website. Key changes in the Regs for this year is the bobber Rule for the Skokomish river, Tahuya River has been closed to sport fishing for …

Forecast of Adult Returns for coho salmon and Chinook Salmon

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center a division of NOAA Fisheries reports that the expected Salmon returns for the Northwest region may be lower than normal. Researchers indicate that 2014 offered a low abundance of winter fish larvae that develop into salmon prey in the spring. Also moderate catches of juvenile spring Chinook salmon during the …

2015 Lower Cowlitz River Steelhead Retention Rule Change

Action: Cowlitz River anglers may retain up to 3 hatchery steelhead. Effective date: April 1, 2015, until further notice. Species affected: Steelhead. Location: Cowlitz River from boundary markers at the mouth upstream to 400 feet (or posted markers) below the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery barrier dam. Reason for action: There has been a strong showing of …