Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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May 7, 2015

The Skykomish River hatchery chinook fishery will not open June 1

Action: Close the Skykomish River to the retention of hatchery chinook salmon.

Effective date: June 1 through July 31, 2015.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon.

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

Reason for action: The forecast run size for Wallace River Hatchery chinook is below broodstock needs. Hatchery rack returns will be closely monitored and if early returns indicate that the run size will meet broodstock needs the Skykomish mark selective fishery will open.

Other information: Trout and other game fish are open as listed in the current Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

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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