Drought conditions prompt “hoot-owl” fishing restrictions on Nisqually River

Action: Nisqually River closed daily to fishing from 2 p.m. to one hour before official sunrise on days it is open for recreational fishing.

Action: Nisqually River closed daily to fishing from 2 p.m. to one hour before official sunrise on days it is open for recreational fishing.

Effective date: Aug. 20, 2015 one hour before official sunrise until further notice

Location: The Nisqually River (Thurston County) from mouth to the military tank crossing bridge (located one mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek).

Species affected: All species.

Reason for action: Unusually high water temperatures could result in higher than anticipated mortality of caught and released salmon.

Other Information: Anglers are reminded that the Nisqually River is closed for tribal fishing are Aug. 17-19, 24-26, and 31, Sept. 1, 2, 8-10, 14-16, 21-23, 28, and 29.

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