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

January 26, 2017

Skykomish near Reiter Ponds and Wallace River re-open to fishing

Action: Re-opens the Wallace River and that portion of the Skykomish River from 1,500 feet upstream to 1,000 feet downstream of Reiter Ponds to fishing for trout (steelhead) and gamefish.

Effective dates and times: Jan. 26 through Feb. 15, 2017.

Species affected: Trout (steelhead) and gamefish.

Locations:

Skykomish River: from 1,500 feet upstream to 1,000 feet downstream of Reiter Ponds outlet.

Wallace River: From the railroad trestle (downstream of Hwy 2 bridge) to 200 feet upstream of water intake at Wallace hatchery.

Other Information: Please refer to page 40 of the current 2016/2017 Washington Sport Fishing Rules regulation pamphlet

Reason for action: This emergency rule is needed to reopen the Skykomish River near Reiter Ponds and the Wallace River. The winter steelhead egg take goals for the Snohomish hatcheries have now been met.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office (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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