Action: Anglers may fish with two poles from the mouth of Okanogan River to the Hwy 97 Bridge immediately upstream of the mouth.
Effective dates: July 18 through Aug 31, 2012
Species affected: All species
Location: From the mouth of the Okanogan River to the Hwy 97 Bridge immediately upstream of mouth.
Reason for action: This rule change is needed to align with regulations already in effect on the Columbia River adjacent to this area, and allows anglers who fish the area around the mouth of the Okanogan River and up to the first Hwy 97 Bridge to use two poles while fishing for salmon.
Other information: A two pole endorsement is required.
Information contact: Bob Jateff, District 6 Fish Biologist, Twisp, (509) 997-0316, or Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, Ephrata, (509) 754-4624
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.