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

October 9, 2012

Skagit River coho daily limit increase

Action: Raise salmon daily limit to three.

Effective dates: Oct. 10 through Dec. 31, 2012.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Skagit River, from the mouth to the Cascade River Road (Marblemount Bridge).

Reasons for action: In-season updates indicate coho salmon are returning in significantly higher numbers than predicted.

Other information: All other species rules remain the same. Anglers are required to release chum and chinook salmon. Please refer to rules in effect as listed in the 2012/2013 Fishing in Washington, sport fishing rules pamphlet.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull 360-466-4345 ext. 270

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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