WDF&W REC SALMON CLOSURE
This post is short and not so sweet. Below is how WDF&W came down on the inriver Rec closure and Steelhead season that normally starts Dec 1. Keep in mind Dec to X Mas is really a Coho fishery called a Steelhead fishery.
Here is the decision.
1. Keep our current closures and fisheries in place at
2. Continue to monitor the species composition in the
QIN fishery on the Chehalis River side.
3. Recommend to the Director to open the Wynoochee
River and the remainder of the Humptulips River for steelhead directed fishing
on December 16th. Retention of hatchery coho will be allowed.
4. Continue to track the QIN fishery catch
composition. If a shift in species composition in the QIN fishery is
observed on the Chehalis River, re-open steelhead fishing in areas with
returning hatchery steelhead.
5. Continue to track spawning and project total
spawners each week. If the projected number of spawners exceeds the
spawning goal, re-open both gamefish and coho salmon fisheries.
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Posted on Wed, December 2, 2015
by Dave Hamilton