WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Nisqually River open to retention of hatchery coho and gamefish
Action: Retention of hatchery coho and gamefish is permitted. Salmon, trout and other gamefish fishing open on the mainstem Nisqually River from mouth to the military tank crossing bridge.
Effective dates: Oct. 22, 2016, until further notice.
Species affected: Coho salmon and gamefish
Location: Mainstem Nisqually from mouth to the military tank crossing bridge.
Reasons for action: The Nisqually River was originally closed to all fishing under a state and tribal co-manager agreement to protect coho salmon.
Egg-take goals for coho have been met at Kalama and Clear Creek hatcheries, allowing the co-managers to open fisheries for coho and gamefish.
Other information: Anglers can retain 2 hatchery adult coho only and must release all chinook, all chum, wild coho and wild steelhead. Trout minimum size 14″, daily limit 2. Other gamefish statewide minimum size/daily limits apply.
Sport anglers should be aware that tribal fisheries will also be occurring and should avoid interfering with those fisheries.
This Concludes our 2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report.
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