Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

September 6, 2013

Samish River salmon fishery extended

Action: The Samish River will reopen to fishing.

Effective dates: Sept. 9, through Nov. 30, 2013.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The Samish River from the mouth (Bayview-Edison Road Bridge) to I-5 bridge.

Reasons for action: There is a surplus of hatchery fish. Although angler behavior has shown some improvement, there is room for more. The Department continues to be concerned with disorderly behavior and will continue evaluating angler compliance information.

Other information: The daily limit is two salmon, 12 inch minimum. Trout daily limit is two, minimum size 14 inches. There is a night closure and only one single point hook allowed. Only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained. The human and pet waste advisory is in effect.

Information Contact: Mill Creek (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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