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.

Reason for action: Fall chinook and coho are being released on the Tilton River for sport harvest opportunity and reintroduction purposes. After being released, the fish tend to temporarily congregate at the release site. Providing a small sanctuary (closure around the release location) will allow the fish to recover and disperse as well as reduce the potential for snagging.

Other information: For areas open to fishing on the Tilton River, the salmon daily limit is 6 hatchery fish of which no more than 2 may be adults. Only hatchery chinook and coho may be retained.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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