Action: Opens Hoh River.

Effective dates: May 14 and May 15, 2011.

Species affected: Salmon and gamefish.

Locations:

The Hoh River from Olympic National Park boundary upstream to the DNR Oxbow Campground boat launch.
From the DNR Oxbow Campground boat launch upstream to Willoughby Creek.

Reasons for action: The spring chinook fishery is open Wednesdays through Sundays. The normal opening day of May 16, falls on a Monday this year. As a result of discussions with the Hoh Tribe the starting date was moved to Saturday, May 14, offering a full opening on the weekend for both salmon and gamefish. The remainder of the recreational fishery will proceed as listed in the 2011-12 Fishing in Washington fishing pamphlet.

Information contact: Mike Gross, Region 6 biologist, 360-249-1210.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the current WDFW “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet or the Fishing section of the WDFW webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500; press 2 for recreational rules; call the Shellfish Rule Change hotline, (360) 796-3215, or toll free 1 (866) 880-5431.

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