Nisqually River reopens to retention of hatchery chinook salmon


Action: Retention of hatchery chinook salmon is permitted. Salmon fishing is open at the mouth of Kalama and Clear creeks.

Effective dates: Oct. 15, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Downstream of Military Tank Crossing Bridge and at the mouth of Kalama and Clear Creeks.

Reasons for action: Egg-take goals have been met at the Nisqually River fall chinook hatcheries. In order to meet conservation goals, anglers are required to release wild chinook and wild steelhead.

Other information: Regulations on the Nisqually River now allow for the retention of hatchery chinook salmon as described by the sportfishing rules pamphlet. Effective immediately through Oct. 31: Up to 3 adults may be retained of which only 2 may be any combination of coho and chum. Nov. 1-Jan. 31: Up to 2 adults may be retained. Release wild chinook salmon.

Information Contact: James P. Losee (360) 902-2741, .


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