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

October 23, 2013

Skokomish River salmon, gamefish fisheries open through Dec. 15

Action: Salmon and gamefish seasons on the Skokomish River remain open through Dec. 15. Terminal gear (hooks, weights, lures or baits) and line must not be within 25 feet of tribal gillnets.

Effective Date: Effective Nov. 1 through Dec.15, 2013

Species affected: Salmon and gamefish.

Location: Skokomish River (Mason Co.), from the mouth to Highway 101 Bridge.

Other information: Catch-and-release fishing is open for gamefish. Salmon fishing is open, with a daily limit of 6 salmon, up to 4 adults may be retained. Release chinook. Night closure, anti-snagging rule, and single point barbless hooks are required through Nov. 30.

From Highway 101 Bridge to the Bonneville powerline (47?18.18'N, 123?11.26'W): Gamefish is closed.

Reason for action: Harvestable salmon are available allowing the Skokomish River to open for recreational angling opportunity.

Information contact: Mark Downen, (360) 202-7005.

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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