Chehalis Basin salmon anglers may retain any jack coho as part of daily limit beginning Oct. 1.
This action from the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife will impact a number of local waterways.
- Black River: from mouth to bridge on 128th Ave. SW.
- Chehalis River: from mouth to high bridge on Weyerhaeuser 1000 line.
- Elk River: from mouth to confluence of Middle Branch.
- Johns River: from mouth to confluence of Ballon Creek.
- Hoquiam River including West Fork: from mouth to Dekay Rd. Bridge.
- Hoquiam River East Fork from mouth to confluence of Berryman Creek.
- Newaukum River: from mouth to Leonard Rd.
- Satsop River: from mouth to Schafer State Park and 400’ below Bingham Creek Hatchery dam to the dam.
- Skookumchuck River: from mouth to 100’ below outlet of TransAlta WDFW steelhead rearing ponds.
- Van Winkle Creek: from mouth to 400’ below outlet of Lake Aberdeen Hatchery.
- Wishkah River: from mouth to 200’ below the weir at the Wishkah Rearing Ponds.
- Wynoochee River: from mouth to WDFW White Bridge access site.
Anglers can retain the jack coho as part of the salmon daily limit from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021.
According to WDFW, this action is taken to provide harvest opportunity for the retention of all returning jack coho as agreed during the 2021-2022 North of Falcon season setting process.
Additional information: See the 2021-2022 WDFW Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for other fishing opportunities.