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

September 21, 2016

South Fork Nooksack River opening to fishing

Action: Reopens the South Fork Nooksack reach previously closed to all fishing

Species affected: All species.

Location: South Fork Nooksack River from the Saxon Bridge to Skookum Creek.

Effective dates: Oct. 1, 2016

Reasons for action: Wild chinook, and chinook from the recovery program at Skookum Hatchery in South Fork Nooksack will have completed spawning by Oct. 1. Therefore the salmon seasons will open on the usual date, and gamefish seasons will reopen.

Other information: Angling for all species will reopen as listed in the Sport Fishing Rules 2016/2017 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON.

Anglers are reminded that the South Fork Nooksack from Skookum Creek to Wanlick Creek remains closed by permanent rules.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull 360-466-4345 x 270 barkdbcb@dfw.wa.gov

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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