WDFW News – Section of Wallace River to Open for Gamefish.

Action: Opens gamefish season. Dolly varden/bull trout: min. size 20”-inches, may be retained as part of trout daily limit. Other trout: min. size 8-inches, except cutthroat trout and wild rainbow trout – min. size 14-inches”. Trout daily limit: 2. Other gamefish, statewide min. size/daily limit.

Fishing from a floating device is prohibited.

Effective date: Dec. 1, 2018 through Feb. 15, 2019.

Species affected: Gamefish.

Location: Wallace River from 200 feet downstream of the water intake to 200 feet upstream of the salmon hatchery water intake.

Reason for action: Wallace Hatchery salmon broodstock goals have been met and the hatchery weir is open and passable to fish. The return of steelhead is forecast to be sufficient to provide harvestable opportunity.

Additional information: The Wallace River below and above this section remains open as described in the WDFW Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Hatchery grounds are closed dusk through 7 a.m. daily.

Salmon fishing in the Wallace River remains closed.

To ensure future generations of fish, please avoid stepping on existing redds while fishing.

Information contact: WDFW Region 4 Mill Creek Office, (425) 775-1311.

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