Salmon and game fish re-opens in Grays Harbor tributaries on 12/14/2015

2015 Naselle River Fishing Report
December 10, 2015
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December 15, 2015




Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


December 11, 2015


Opens fishing in Grays Harbor and tributaries Dec. 14, and implements changes salmon daily limit.



  1. Rescinds fishing closures for gamefish and salmon in Grays Harbor (Catch Area 2-2) and all tributaries.  Fishing is open only in the locations, and during the dates, listed in the 2015-16 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
  2. Changes salmon daily limit to 1 hatchery coho in the areas open to salmon fishing. 

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Dec. 14, 2015.

Species affected: Salmon and gamefish.

Location: Grays Harbor Catch Area 2-2 and all tributaries.

Reason for action: Hatchery steelhead are returning to Grays Harbor tributaries.  Wild coho salmon remain well below the escapement goals necessitating release of all wild salmon.  However, historical catch data indicate that only a small percent of the recreational coho catch occurs after November and therefore the impact to wild coho will be very small with these fisheries.

Other information:  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will continue to monitor the of the coho return.  All areas and seasons listed in the 2015-16 the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet are in affect except for changes listed above.

Information contact: Mike Scharpf, (360) 249-1205

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