From Colvin Creek to Merwin Dam (615).
Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 14).
Barbless hooks required for Salmon/Steelhead (p. 14).
Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention (p. 14).
Chinook salmon retention to close on Lewis River; floating devices allowed for hatchery steelhead
Action: Regulations for chinook salmon will revert to permanent rules on the Lewis River, closing chinook retention until Aug. 1. For steelhead fishing, anglers can use a floating device on the Lewis River from Johnson Creek to the overhead power lines below Merwin Dam.
Effective date: June 18.
Species affected: Steelhead and chinook salmon.
Location: The Lewis River from the mouth to the overhead powerhead lines below Merwin Dam.
Reason for action: Chinook retention will close because additional spring chinook are needed to meet hatchery broodstock and reintroduction goals.
At the same time, broodstock goals for hatchery steelhead are expected to be met for summer steelhead on the Lewis River; therefore regulations can revert to the permanent rules for this area.
Additional information: Anglers can retain up to 3 hatchery steelhead per day. Night closure remains in effect from Johnson Creek upstream.
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