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WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov January 31, 2019 Anglers limited to 1 salmon daily in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 Action: Reduces the daily limit for salmon to one fish. Effective date: Feb. 2 through April 30, 2019. Species affected: Salmon. Locations: Marine areas 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, Skagit Bay) and 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner). Reason for action: Based on current catch estimates, there is not sufficient salmon available to maintain the fishery through the planned season if the daily limit remains at two fish. The change to a one-salmon daily limit is needed to meet conservation objectives and increases the likelihood that the winter fishery will remain open for the entire season. Additional information: Anglers are reminded to release all coho and wild chinook in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2. Chinook minimum size is 22 inches. Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, (360) 902-0058. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 12:15 p.m. 2/1/2019
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

January 31, 2019

Anglers limited to 1 salmon daily in
Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2

Action: Reduces the daily limit for
salmon to one fish.

Effective date: Feb. 2 through April
30, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Locations: Marine areas 8-1
(Deception Pass, Hope Island, Skagit
Bay) and 8-2 (Port Susan and Port
Gardner).

Reason for action: Based on current
catch estimates, there is not
sufficient salmon available to
maintain the fishery through the
planned season if the daily limit
remains at two fish. The change to a
one-salmon daily limit is needed to
meet conservation objectives and
increases the likelihood that the
winter fishery will remain open for
the entire season.

Additional information: Anglers are
reminded to release all coho and wild
chinook in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.
Chinook minimum size is 22 inches.

Information contact: David Stormer,
Puget Sound recreational salmon
manager, (360) 902-0058.

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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January 11, 2019 Contact: Dan Ayres, 360-249-4628 WDFW approves 5-day razor clam dig starting Jan. 17 OLYMPIA The next round of evening razor clam digs will run Jan. 17-21 at various ocean beaches, including the first opening of the season at Kalaloch. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides: Jan. 17, Thursday; 3:39 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors Jan. 18, Friday; 4:30 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors Jan. 19, Saturday; 5:18 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch Jan. 20, Sunday; 6:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch Jan. 21, Monday; 6:51 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results. "Diggers should always keep an eye on the surf and come prepared with good lighting devices for the digs that occur after dark," Ayres said. Ayres said the department has also tentatively scheduled a dig in early February, pending the results of another round of marine toxin tests. If those tests are favorable, that dig will run Feb. 1-3. More information on planned digs can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:28 a.m. 1/13/2019
January 11, 2019
Contact: Dan Ayres, 360-249-4628

WDFW approves 5-day razor clam dig
starting Jan. 17

OLYMPIA The next round of evening
razor clam digs will run Jan. 17-21
at various ocean beaches, including
the first opening of the season at
Kalaloch.

State shellfish managers with the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on
evening low tides after marine toxin
tests showed the clams are safe to
eat. No digging will be allowed on
any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the
following beaches, dates, and evening
low tides:

Jan. 17, Thursday; 3:39 p.m.; 0.4
feet; Twin Harbors
Jan. 18, Friday; 4:30 p.m.; -0.4
feet; Twin Harbors
Jan. 19, Saturday; 5:18 p.m.; -1.1
feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks,
Kalaloch
Jan. 20, Sunday; 6:05 p.m.; -1.6
feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch
Jan. 21, Monday; 6:51 p.m.; -1.8
feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks,
Kalaloch
Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish
manager, recommends that diggers hit
the beach about an hour or two before
low tide for the best results.

"Diggers should always keep an eye on
the surf and come prepared with good
lighting devices for the digs that
occur after dark," Ayres said.

Ayres said the department has also
tentatively scheduled a dig in early
February, pending the results of
another round of marine toxin tests.
If those tests are favorable, that
dig will run Feb. 1-3.

More information on planned digs can
be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage
at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/razorclams/.

All diggers age 15 or older must have
an applicable 2018-19 fishing license
to harvest razor clams on any beach.
Licenses, ranging from a three-day
razor clam license to an annual
combination fishing license, are
available on WDFW's website at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from
license vendors around the state.

Under state law, diggers at open
beaches can take 15 razor clams per
day and are required to keep the
first 15 they dig. Each digger's
clams must be kept in a separate
container.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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WDFW WEEKENDER REPORT Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov January 2019 Contact: (Fish) 360-902-2700 (Wildlife) 360-902-2515 Brace for winter and enjoy waterfowl, steelhead, views of wintering wildlife For Washingtonians, the start of the new year is a great time to hunt for waterfowl, fish for steelhead, and enjoy the annual spectacle of bald eagles, snow geese, elk, bighorn sheep and other wintering wildlife. But weather is an important consideration. Preparation is essential for any outdoor activity, especially in winter. Check the weather conditions, river conditions and road conditions and let people know where you're going before heading out. Those hardy souls that do head outdoors this month can enjoy: Waterfowl hunting: Winter storms are good news up to a point for waterfowl hunters, who welcome the surge of ducks and geese that comes with wet, blustery weather. The waterfowl season runs through Jan. 27 in most areas. Steelhead fishing: Fishing for hatchery steelhead continues on several rivers on both sides of the Cascades. Sturgeon fishing: Anglers can catch and keep hefty white sturgeon in the three pools of the Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to McNary Dam until further notice. Blackmouth salmon: Several marine areas of Puget Sound are open to blackmouth fishing, including the San Juan Islands, which traditionally reward anglers with some of the highest salmon catches during winter months. Puget Sound squid: Winter is prime time to jig for squid in Puget Sound. Good spots include the Elliott Bay Pier in Seattle and the Edmonds Pier. Bird watching: Now is a great time to see congregations of wintering birds, from snow geese in the Skagit Valley to bald eagles along the Snake River. For more information about fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities available this month, see the Weekender Regional Reports posted on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These reports are updated throughout the month to provide current information about recreational opportunities around the state. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to WDFW All Information Visit the Weekender Report Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 11:47 a.m. 1/1/2019
WDFW WEEKENDER REPORT
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

January 2019
Contact: (Fish) 360-902-2700
(Wildlife) 360-902-2515

Brace for winter and enjoy waterfowl,
steelhead, views of wintering
wildlife

For Washingtonians, the start of the
new year is a great time to hunt for
waterfowl, fish for steelhead, and
enjoy the annual spectacle of bald
eagles, snow geese, elk, bighorn
sheep and other wintering wildlife.

But weather is an important
consideration. Preparation is
essential for any outdoor activity,
especially in winter. Check the
weather conditions, river conditions
and road conditions and let people
know where you're going before
heading out.

Those hardy souls that do head
outdoors this month can enjoy:

Waterfowl hunting: Winter storms are
good news up to a point for
waterfowl hunters, who welcome the
surge of ducks and geese that comes
with wet, blustery weather. The
waterfowl season runs through Jan. 27
in most areas.
Steelhead fishing: Fishing for
hatchery steelhead continues on
several rivers on both sides of the
Cascades.
Sturgeon fishing: Anglers can catch
and keep hefty white sturgeon in the
three pools of the Columbia River
from Bonneville Dam upstream to
McNary Dam until further notice.
Blackmouth salmon: Several marine
areas of Puget Sound are open to
blackmouth fishing, including the San
Juan Islands, which traditionally
reward anglers with some of the
highest salmon catches during winter
months.
Puget Sound squid: Winter is prime
time to jig for squid in Puget Sound.
Good spots include the Elliott Bay
Pier in Seattle and the Edmonds Pier.
Bird watching: Now is a great time to
see congregations of wintering birds,
from snow geese in the Skagit Valley
to bald eagles along the Snake River.
For more information about fishing,
hunting and wildlife viewing
opportunities available this month,
see the Weekender Regional Reports
posted on WDFW's website at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/weekender/. These
reports are updated throughout the
month to provide current information
about recreational opportunities
around the state.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Weekender report - 10:38 a.m. 12/15/2018
WDFW seeks members for advisory group
on
hydraulic regulations that protect
fish life

The Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking candidates
to fill up to 11 positions on a
citizen group that advises the
department in administering a state
law designed to protect fish life in
Washington waters.

That law, known as the Hydraulic
Code, has been in effect since 1943
to ensure that projects such as
bulkheads, culverts, and dock
construction meet state standards for
fish and shellfish protection.

The department will accept
applications and nominations to its
Hydraulic Code Implementation Citizen
Advisory Group through Jan. 16, 2019.

The advisory board provides input to
WDFW staff on implementation of the
Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)
permitting program to:

Maintain and improve consistency and
effectiveness of the HPA program.
Improve the soundness of permits.
Increase public understanding about
the importance of the HPA in
protecting fish life.
Improve HPA implementation outcomes
for fish and people.
Randi Thurston, WDFW protection
division manager, said the advisory
group includes representation by
environmentalists, landowners,
contractors, mineral prospectors,
salmon-recovery groups, foresters,
and others affected by HPA rules.

"We count on our advisory group
members to let us know whether our
implementation of the HPA permitting
program meets their needs and
provides adequate protection for fish
life," Thurston said. "This input is
critical in helping WDFW meet the
needs of both fish and the people
affected by these regulations."

The advisory group also provides
recommendations on operational
procedures, compliance, consistency,
outcomes, and communications with the
public, she said.

Applications and nominations must be
submitted in writing and address the
following items:

The applicant or nominee's name,
address, telephone number, and email
address. (People or groups making
nominations must also submit their
own names and contact information.)
The candidate's relevant experience,
organizational affiliations, and
reasons why they would be an
effective advisory group member.
Familiarity with Washington's HPA
permitting program and issues with
HPA implementation.
A written response to one of the
following topics: 1) The biggest
challenges facing WDFW in permitting
of hydraulic projects, or 2) Ways
WDFW can improve the administration
of the HPA program.
Application letters must be received
by WDFW no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 16,
2019. Submit applications and
nominations by email to
randi.thurston@dfw.wa.gov, or send
them to:

Attn: Randi Thurston
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
P.O. Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504-3200

WDFW will conduct phone interviews
with prospective candidates and
appoint new members before the March
14, 2019 meeting of the group.
Contact Ms. Thurston at (360) 902-
2602 or randi.thurston@dfw.wa.gov
with questions about this
opportunity.

More information about the advisory
group is available at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/HCI
CAG/. The department's HPA program
website is located at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/hpa/.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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December 14, 2018 Contact: Dan Ayres, 360-249-4628 WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Dec. 20; announces tentative digs through February OLYMPIA The next round of evening razor-clam digs is set to begin Thursday, Dec. 20, just in time to take home some clams for the winter holidays. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides: Dec. 20, Thursday, 4:51 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Dec. 21, Friday, 5:35 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis Dec. 22, Saturday, 6:20 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Dec. 23, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results. "We are opening Long Beach to give visitors a chance at some clams for the holidays, but diggers should expect some smaller clams in their catch," said Ayres. Long Beach has been closed for much of the season to give the high number of juvenile razor clams a chance to grow. Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly at this time of year when the best low tides come after dark, he added. WDFW is also announcing tentative digs through February, beginning with a proposed five day dig starting Jan. 2. Proposed razor clam digs are listed below, along with evening low tides and beaches: Jan. 2, Wednesday; 4:22 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Twin Harbors Jan. 3, Thursday; 5:06 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors Jan. 4, Friday; 5:46 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Jan. 5, Saturday; 6:23 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis Jan. 6, Sunday; 6:59 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks For a complete list of proposed digs, please visit WDFW's recreational razor clam website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig, regardless of size or condition. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:35 a.m. 12/15/2018
December 14, 2018
Contact: Dan Ayres, 360-249-4628

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig
beginning Dec. 20;
announces tentative digs through
February

OLYMPIA The next round of evening
razor-clam digs is set to begin
Thursday, Dec. 20, just in time to
take home some clams for the winter
holidays.

State shellfish managers with the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on
evening low tides after marine toxin
tests showed the clams are safe to
eat. No digging will be allowed on
any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the
following beaches, dates, and evening
low tides:

Dec. 20, Thursday, 4:51 p.m.; -0.3
feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Dec. 21, Friday, 5:35 p.m.; -1.0
feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Dec. 22, Saturday, 6:20 p.m.; -1.4
feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors,
Mocrocks
Dec. 23, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -1.6
feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish
manager, recommends that diggers hit
the beach about an hour or two before
low tide for the best results.

"We are opening Long Beach to give
visitors a chance at some clams for
the holidays, but diggers should
expect some smaller clams in their
catch," said Ayres.

Long Beach has been closed for much
of the season to give the high number
of juvenile razor clams a chance to
grow.

Diggers want to be sure to come
prepared with good lighting devices
and always keep an eye on the surf,
particularly at this time of year
when the best low tides come after
dark, he added.

WDFW is also announcing tentative
digs through February, beginning with
a proposed five day dig starting Jan.
2. Proposed razor clam digs are
listed below, along with evening low
tides and beaches:

Jan. 2, Wednesday; 4:22 p.m.; 0.2
feet; Twin Harbors
Jan. 3, Thursday; 5:06 p.m.; -0.2
feet; Twin Harbors
Jan. 4, Friday; 5:46 p.m.; -0.4 feet;
Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Jan. 5, Saturday; 6:23 p.m.; -0.4
feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Jan. 6, Sunday; 6:59 p.m.; -0.4 feet;
Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
For a complete list of proposed digs,
please visit WDFW's recreational
razor clam website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/razorclams/.

All diggers age 15 or older must have
an applicable 2018-19 fishing license
to harvest razor clams on any beach.
Licenses, ranging from a three-day
razor clam license to an annual
combination fishing license, are
available on WDFW's website at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from
license vendors around the state.

Under state law, diggers at open
beaches can take 15 razor clams per
day and are required to keep the
first 15 they dig, regardless of size
or condition. Each digger's clams
must be kept in a separate container.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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December 14, 2018 Contact: Dan Ayres, 360-249-4628 WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Dec. 20; announces tentative digs through February OLYMPIA The next round of evening razor-clam digs is set to begin Thursday, Dec. 20, just in time to take home some clams for the winter holidays. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon. The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides: Dec. 20, Thursday, 4:51 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Dec. 21, Friday, 5:35 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis Dec. 22, Saturday, 6:20 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Dec. 23, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results. "We are opening Long Beach to give visitors a chance at some clams for the holidays, but diggers should expect some smaller clams in their catch," said Ayres. Long Beach has been closed for much of the season to give the high number of juvenile razor clams a chance to grow. Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly at this time of year when the best low tides come after dark, he added. WDFW is also announcing tentative digs through February, beginning with a proposed five day dig starting Jan. 2. Proposed razor clam digs are listed below, along with evening low tides and beaches: Jan. 2, Wednesday; 4:22 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Twin Harbors Jan. 3, Thursday; 5:06 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors Jan. 4, Friday; 5:46 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks Jan. 5, Saturday; 6:23 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis Jan. 6, Sunday; 6:59 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks For a complete list of proposed digs, please visit WDFW's recreational razor clam website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig, regardless of size or condition. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the WDFW News Release Archive at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 10:33 a.m. 12/15/2018
December 14, 2018
Contact: Dan Ayres, 360-249-4628

WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig
beginning Dec. 20;
announces tentative digs through
February

OLYMPIA The next round of evening
razor-clam digs is set to begin
Thursday, Dec. 20, just in time to
take home some clams for the winter
holidays.

State shellfish managers with the
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on
evening low tides after marine toxin
tests showed the clams are safe to
eat. No digging will be allowed on
any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the
following beaches, dates, and evening
low tides:

Dec. 20, Thursday, 4:51 p.m.; -0.3
feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Dec. 21, Friday, 5:35 p.m.; -1.0
feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Dec. 22, Saturday, 6:20 p.m.; -1.4
feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors,
Mocrocks
Dec. 23, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.; -1.6
feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish
manager, recommends that diggers hit
the beach about an hour or two before
low tide for the best results.

"We are opening Long Beach to give
visitors a chance at some clams for
the holidays, but diggers should
expect some smaller clams in their
catch," said Ayres.

Long Beach has been closed for much
of the season to give the high number
of juvenile razor clams a chance to
grow.

Diggers want to be sure to come
prepared with good lighting devices
and always keep an eye on the surf,
particularly at this time of year
when the best low tides come after
dark, he added.

WDFW is also announcing tentative
digs through February, beginning with
a proposed five day dig starting Jan.
2. Proposed razor clam digs are
listed below, along with evening low
tides and beaches:

Jan. 2, Wednesday; 4:22 p.m.; 0.2
feet; Twin Harbors
Jan. 3, Thursday; 5:06 p.m.; -0.2
feet; Twin Harbors
Jan. 4, Friday; 5:46 p.m.; -0.4 feet;
Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Jan. 5, Saturday; 6:23 p.m.; -0.4
feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
Jan. 6, Sunday; 6:59 p.m.; -0.4 feet;
Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
For a complete list of proposed digs,
please visit WDFW's recreational
razor clam website at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish
/razorclams/.

All diggers age 15 or older must have
an applicable 2018-19 fishing license
to harvest razor clams on any beach.
Licenses, ranging from a three-day
razor clam license to an annual
combination fishing license, are
available on WDFW's website at
https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from
license vendors around the state.

Under state law, diggers at open
beaches can take 15 razor clams per
day and are required to keep the
first 15 they dig, regardless of size
or condition. Each digger's clams
must be kept in a separate container.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Noel E Johnson - Woodland
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Lifts night closures, restrictions on steelhead retention on lower sections of Wind and White Salmon Rivers Action: Restores rules for steelhead and night fishing on the Wind and White Salmon Rivers to those listed in the 2018-19 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Effective date: Immediately. Locations and species: Wind River: from the mouth to 400 feet downstream of Shipherd falls fish ladder. Anglers may now retain steelhead as listed in the pamphlet. Night closures are no longer in effect for steelhead fishing. White Salmon River: from the mouth (BNSF Railroad Bridge) to the county road bridge below the former location of the powerhouse. Anglers may now retain steelhead as listed in the pamphlet. Night closures are no longer in effect for steelhead or salmon fishing. Reason for action: Steelhead retention and night fishing were closed in August 2018 to limit steelhead impacts after the estimated A-index run-size was significantly reduced from pre-season forecast. Passage of upriver summer steelhead at Bonneville Dam is typically near completion by Nov. 1, therefore the emergency closures are no longer necessary. Additional information: Anglers are encouraged to review the permanent rules outlined in the Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet and always check for Emergency Fishing Rules before hitting the water. Information contact: Matt Gardner, District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-6746 Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 2:59 p.m. 11/9/2018
Lifts night closures, restrictions on
steelhead retention
on lower sections of Wind and White
Salmon Rivers

Action: Restores rules for steelhead
and night fishing on the Wind and
White Salmon Rivers to those listed
in the 2018-19 Sport Fishing Rules
pamphlet.

Effective date: Immediately.

Locations and species:

Wind River: from the mouth to 400
feet downstream of Shipherd falls
fish ladder. Anglers may now retain
steelhead as listed in the pamphlet.
Night closures are no longer in
effect for steelhead fishing.
White Salmon River: from the mouth
(BNSF Railroad Bridge) to the county
road bridge below the former location
of the powerhouse. Anglers may now
retain steelhead as listed in the
pamphlet. Night closures are no
longer in effect for steelhead or
salmon fishing.
Reason for action: Steelhead
retention and night fishing were
closed in August 2018 to limit
steelhead impacts after the estimated
A-index run-size was significantly
reduced from pre-season forecast.
Passage of upriver summer steelhead
at Bonneville Dam is typically near
completion by Nov. 1, therefore the
emergency closures are no longer
necessary.

Additional information: Anglers are
encouraged to review the permanent
rules outlined in the Sport Fishing
Rules pamphlet and always check for
Emergency Fishing Rules before
hitting the water.

Information contact: Matt Gardner,
District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-
6746

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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This is a test - 2:58 p.m. 11/9/2018
WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA
98501-1091
http://wdfw.wa.gov

November 8, 2018

Fishing closures set for Lewis River
and Cedar Creek

Action: Closes salmon retention on
the Lewis River from the mouth to
Johnson Creek. Closes the Lewis River
to all fishing between Johnson and
Colvin creeks. Closes Cedar Creek to
all fishing from the mouth to the
Grist Mill Bridge.

Effective dates: Nov. 13, 2018 until
further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Locations: Lewis River: from the
mouth to Colvin Creek. Cedar Creek:
from the mouth to the Grist Mill
Bridge.

Reason for action: The Lewis River
wild fall chinook salmon run is
tracking below the pre-season
forecast and is currently projected
to fall short of the escapement goal
for this population. The returns of
hatchery coho is also tracking well
below forecast and the hatchery
broodstock goals. Closing the lower
Lewis River and Cedar Creek to salmon
retention will increase the number of
wild chinook spawning and the number
coho returning to the Lewis River
Hatchery. The will help to ensure
fishing opportunities in future
years.

Additional information: The lower
Lewis River remains open to harvest
of hatchery steelhead downstream of
Johnson Creek. All other permanent
rules remain in effect. Please refer
to the Sport Fishing Pamphlet for
complete rule information.

Information contact: Tom Wadsworth,
District Fish Biologist, (360) 906-
6709.

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.

Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Columbia River salmon and steelhead fisheries reopen Jan. 1 Action: Returns Columbia River to permanent rule. Effective date: Jan. 1, 2019. Species affected: Salmon and steelhead. Location: Columbia River from Buoy 10 upstream to Hwy. 395 at Pasco. Reason for action: Fall fisheries in 2018 were closed in the Columbia River after the fall chinook fishery exceeded its allowable impacts under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This occurred as fall chinook counts at Bonneville Dam fell far short (31 percent) of the number anticipated pre-season. Staff has reviewed the potential for reopen coho and steelhead fisheries in the Columbia River mainstem. However, these fisheries would continue to accrue fall chinook ESA impacts at a time when the non-treaty fisheries do not have additional fall chinook ESA impacts remaining. Beginning Jan. 1 winter steelhead and spring chinook seasons begin, when fall chinook are no longer present. Additional information: Salmon and steelhead angling will remain closed from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco through Dec. 31. Most tributaries remain open for salmon and steelhead fishing, but anglers are reminded to check for emergency fishing rule changes before heading out. Information contact: Region 3: (509) 575-2740; Region 5: (360) 696-6211. Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431. Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message has been sent to the WDFW All Information mailing list. Visit the Emergency Fishing Rule Website at: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ To UNSUBSCRIBE from this mailing list: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lists/unsubscribe.html - 2:55 p.m. 11/9/2018
Columbia River salmon and steelhead
fisheries reopen Jan. 1

Action: Returns Columbia River to
permanent rule.

Effective date: Jan. 1, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon and
steelhead.

Location: Columbia River from Buoy 10
upstream to Hwy. 395 at Pasco.

Reason for action: Fall fisheries in
2018 were closed in the Columbia
River after the fall chinook fishery
exceeded its allowable impacts under
the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
This occurred as fall chinook counts
at Bonneville Dam fell far short (31
percent) of the number anticipated
pre-season.

Staff has reviewed the potential for
reopen coho and steelhead fisheries
in the Columbia River mainstem.
However, these fisheries would
continue to accrue fall chinook ESA
impacts at a time when the non-treaty
fisheries do not have additional fall
chinook ESA impacts remaining.

Beginning Jan. 1 winter steelhead and
spring chinook seasons begin, when
fall chinook are no longer present.

Additional information: Salmon and
steelhead angling will remain closed
from Buoy 10 to Hwy. 395 at Pasco
through Dec. 31. Most tributaries
remain open for salmon and steelhead
fishing, but anglers are reminded to
check for emergency fishing rule
changes before heading out.

Information contact: Region 3: (509)
575-2740; Region 5: (360) 696-6211.

Fishers must have a current
Washington fishing license,
appropriate to the fishery. Check the
WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules
pamphlet for details on fishing
seasons and regulations. Fishing
rules are subject to change. Check
the WDFW Fishing hotline for the
latest rule information at (360) 902-
2500, press 2 for recreational rules.
For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline
call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-
866-880-5431.
Persons with disabilities who need to
receive this information in an
alternative format or who need
reasonable accommodations to
participate in WDFW-sponsored public
meetings or other activities may
contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-
902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or
email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For
more information, see
http://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reas
onable_request.html.


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Noel E Johnson - Woodland
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Chrome cohos - 11:10 a.m. 10/4/2018
There are definitely bright coho in
the Lewis below Johnston creek. gotta
stay out late though. Real late......

JMAR - Meridian
jason_sells@msn.com

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