WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Dungeness River to close to fishing for hatchery coho salmon
Action: The Dungeness River will close to salmon fishing.
Effective date: Nov. 8 through Nov. 30, 2017.
Species affected: Hatchery coho salmon.
Location: The Dungeness River downstream of the hatchery intake pipe.
Reason for action: WDFW projects not enough coho will return to the hatchery to meet egg take goals. Closing the salmon fishing season on the Dungeness will increase the number of hatchery fish available for broodstock and help ensure future hatchery returns.
Further Information: The Dungeness River will remain open to trout and steelhead fishing, per the rules listed in the “Sport Fishing Rules” pamphlet. The river may re-open to coho if broodstock needs are met prior to the end of November, when the coho fishery was originally scheduled to close.
Information contact: Region 6 Office, (360) 249-4628.
This concludes our 2017 Dungeness River Fishing Report.
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