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Post 09/26/2016

September 26 Cowlitz fish report

Last week Tacoma Power employees recovered 951 coho adults, 587 jacks, 750 fall Chinook adults, 37 jacks, 190 summer-run steelhead adults, 33 cutthroat trout, and 23 spring Chinook adults and in five days of operation at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
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Post 09/01/2016

Small sanctuary created around the fish release site on the Tilton River

Action: The Tilton River (Lewis County) will be closed to all fishing from posted markers 25 feet downstream to 25 feet upstream of the fish release site ramp at Gus Backstrom Park.

Effective dates: Sept. 3, 2016, until further notice.

Species affected: All species including salmon.
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Post 09/01/2016

WDFW September Weekender Report for SW Washington

Fall chinook season: The fall season shifts to a new phase in September as anglers pursue salmon and steelhead further up the Columbia River and its tributaries. Joe Hymer, a WDFW fish biologist, described fishing in August as "challenging – good one day and slow the next." Even so, more fall chinook salmon passed Bonneville Dam by the end of last month than almost any other year since at least 1938.
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Post 08/15/2016

Elwha, Nisqually rivers designated gene banks to protect wild steelhead

OLYMPIA –The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today designated the Nisqually and Elwha rivers as wild steelhead gene banks to help conserve wild steelhead populations.
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Post 08/08/2016

Commission approves new combination license for anglers

OLYMPIA – Washington sport anglers soon will have two new options for fishing licenses after action taken by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its August meeting.
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