Daily spring chinook salmon limit to increase on the Kalama River


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

CORRECTION: This has been updated to reflect the correct day of the week this fishing rule change takes effect.

March 1, 2016

Daily spring chinook salmon limit to increase on the Kalama River

Action: Kalama River anglers may keep up to 2 hatchery adult spring chinook beginning Thursday, March 10.

Effective date: March 10, 2016 until further notice. 

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Kalama River from boundary markers at the mouth to 1,000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery. 

Reason for action: The preseason forecast is for 4,900 adult spring chinook to return to the Kalama in 2016. The hatchery escapement goal of 400 fish is expected to be met, leaving surplus hatchery fish available for harvest.     

Other information: The salmon daily limit will be 6 hatchery chinook of which no more than 2 may be an adults. Release all salmon other than hatchery chinook.   Minimum size is 12 inches. Barbless hooks are required to fish for salmon and steelhead. A Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement is required.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.