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Anglers may retain one un-clipped adult chinook as part of their daily salmon limit in Brewster Pool

Jul 27, 2017

Action: Allow retention of one (1) un-clipped adult chinook salmon as part of the current salmon daily limit.

Effective date: July 27, 2017, 12:01 a.m. until further notice.

Area: From the Highway 173 bridge at Brewster upstream to the Highway 17 bridge at Bridgeport.

Reason for action: Current estimates of un-clipped (wild) adult chinook salmon returning to the Okanogan River exceed spawner escapement needs. Approximately 2,000 wild adult chinook are available for harvest by recreational sport anglers.     

Other information:

  • WDFW will be monitoring wild adult chinook harvest closely and may shut this fishery down on short notice. 
  • Anglers are advised to check the fishing hotline at 360-902-2500 or the WDFW’s website daily (https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/).
  • The daily salmon limit in the Brewster Pool is still four (4). This area remains closed for sockeye salmon. Check the 2017-2018 sport fishing rules pamphlet for complete details.

Anglers are required to possess a Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement as part of their valid fishing license.


Information contact: Chad Jackson, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, Ephrata, (509) 754-4624 ext. 250 or Ryan Fortier, District 6 Fish Biologist, Twisp, (509) 997-0316.

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 (See: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/)  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.

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