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  • WDFW exploring strict fishery on Naselle

    Jeff Clemens for the Chinook Observer|Apr 10, 2024

    The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife held a North of Falcon meeting on March 28 to discuss salmon fishing rules for the 2024-25 season in Willapa Bay. Escapement estimates continue to be below goals, a factor certain to influence this year’s fishing seasons. The significant development from the meeting and presentation is an extra effort to conserve fish in the Naselle River. One option being explored is requiring any fish snagged between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15 to count toward an angler’s daily limit. “The intent of this idea is re...