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WDFW Opens Germany Creek for Retention of Hatchery Steelhead
Action: Open Germany Creek to hatchery steelhead retention.

Effective Dates: March 24 through April 30, 2012.

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead.

Location: From the mouth to the end of Germany Creek Road (approximately 5 miles).

Reason for action: Hatchery steelhead are available for harvest.

Other information: Catch and release, except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained. Selective gear rules are in effect. Hatchery steelhead from Abernathy Salmon Hatchery (Abernathy Fish Technology Center) are known to stray into adjacent Germany Creek.

Information contacts: Wolf Dammers (360) 696-6211.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.