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

June 3, 2015

The Skagit River opens to sockeye fishing

Action: Open part of the Skagit River to retention of sockeye salmon.

Effective dates: June 16 through July 15, 2015

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County) from Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge) to mouth of Gilligan Creek.

Daily limits: 3 sockeye salmon only

Reasons for action: This action will implement the 2015/16 salmon rules recently adopted during North of Falcon regulation process.

Other information: Season may close earlier if the guideline is attained. Please check https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ for emergency rules.

The Baker Lake sockeye fishery is anticipated to open July 10. Please refer to the Baker sockeye webpage located at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 x 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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