WDFW Sportfishing Rules Updates

Deep River spring Chinook season set

Action:  Sets fishing regulations for 2024 spring Chinook season.

Species affected:  Salmon and hatchery steelhead

Effective date:  March 1, through April 5, 2024

Location:  Deep River (Wahkiakum Co.)

Rule:  Salmon and steelhead:  Daily limit 6, up to 2 adults may be retained of which no more than 1 may be an adult Chinook.  Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook.  Release wild steelhead.  Salmon min. size 12 inches. 

Reason for action:  Sets 2024 spring salmon and steelhead season for Deep River consistent with the Compact Action of February 21, 2024. This fishery is set within allowable catch levels for upriver spring Chinook and to minimize impacts to other stocks of concern.   

Additional information:  All other permanent regulations apply. 

Staff will monitor the fishery in-season. After the closure of the fishery, staff will review catches and determine if additional fishing opportunity is warranted.

Information contact:  Region 5: (360) 696-6211

source https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/emergency-rules/deep-river-spring-chinook-season-set-2024-02

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