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August 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Barbless hooks required for salmon fishing in some Willapa Bay rivers and creek

State Fish and Wildlife has implemented a barbless hook restriction for salmon fishing to parts of Willapa Bay tributaries where anti-snagging rules are currently in place.

They include the North River from Salmon Creek up to Fall River; South Fork Willapa River from mouth to bridge on Pehl Road; Naselle River from Hwy. 101 bridge to Hwy. 4 bridge;and Bear River from mouth (Hwy. 101 bridge) to Lime Quarry Road.

The rule is now in place through Nov. 30 for South Fork Willapa and Naselle rivers, and from Aug. 16 to Nov. 30 for Bear and North rivers.

All areas require release of wild chinook and chum.

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