WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Nisqually River to close to recreational fishing
Action: Close Nisqually River to recreational angling.
Effective dates: 12:01 a.m., Nov. 16, 2016.
Species affected: All species.
Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties.
Reasons for action: Based on pre-season forecast, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Nisqually Indian Tribe are concerned that the winter chum return to the Nisqually River has the potential to fall short of the escapement goal. Given this information and the need to achieve our shared conservation goals, both WDFW and the Nisqually Tribe are closing their respective fisheries.
Other information: Anglers should refer to the 2016/2017 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for other ongoing fishing opportunities.
This Concludes our 2016 Nisqually River Fishing Report.
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