August 25, 2011
Columbia River from Brewster to Bridgeport closes to triploid rainbow trout fishing.
Action: Close mainstem Columbia River from Hwy 173 Bridge in Brewster to Hwy 17 Bridge in Bridgeport to fishing for triploid rainbow trout.
Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Aug. 27, 2011
Species affected: Triploid rainbow trout
Location: The mainstem Columbia River from Hwy 173 Bridge in Brewster to Hwy 17 Bridge in Bridgeport.
Other information: Current salmon and other gamefish seasons will remain the same as currently listed in the 2011-2012 sportfishing rules pamphlet.
Reason for action: Steelhead numbers passing Wells Dam have increased in recent days. The triploid fishery will close in order to minimize impacts to natural origin steelhead.
Information contacts: Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.
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