The state Department Fish and Wildlife late Wednesday announced a fishing rule change for the daily limit for salmon in Deep River in Wahkiakum County. Here is the rest of the news release:
The limit may not include more than one adult hatchery chinook salmon during those days when the adjacent Columbia River waters are open to retention of salmon.
Effective date: March 1 through April 30
Species affected: Salmon
Location: Deep River from the mouth to town bridge.
Reason for action: Makes the salmon daily limit the same in Deep River as in the adjacent mainstem Columbia River during those days when the Columbia River (in the area below the Hayden Island west tower powerlines) is open to retention of salmon.
Additional information: Waters of the Columbia River adjacent to Deep Creek stretch from the west power lines on Hayden Island downstream to Buoy 10. Those waters are open to salmon retention seven days per week from March 1-15. From March 16 through April 18, salmon retention will be limited to three days per week, Thursdays through Saturdays.
All other permanent regulations apply.