Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 11, 2012

Skykomish River opens for hatchery chinook salmon

Action: Open retention of hatchery chinook salmon on the Skykomish River.

Effective date: July 14 through Aug.15, 2012.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon

Location: The Skykomish River from the mouth upstream to the mouth of the Wallace River.

Reason for action: Early returns to the Wallace River Hatchery indicate that the hatchery run size is stronger than forecasted and that broodstock collection goals can be met even with a Skykomish River Fishery.

Other information: Skykomish River, From the Mouth to the Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe, daily limit 2 hatchery chinook, minimum size 12 inches in length. Starting August 1, night closure and anti-snagging rules in effect. Skykomish River, From the Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe to the Wallace River, daily limit 2 hatchery chinook, minimum size 12 inches in length. Night closure and anti-snagging rules in effect. Trout and other game fish are open as listed in 2012-13 Sport Fishing Rules.

Information contact: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 Fish Biologist, (425) 775-1311.

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.

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