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

June 8, 2017

South Fork Nooksack River closes to all fishing

Action: Closes a portion of the South Fork Nooksack River to all fishing.

Effective dates: June 9 through Sept. 30, 2017.

Species affected: All species.

Location: South Fork Nooksack from the mouth to Skookum Creek.

Reason for action: This action implements rules to protect chinook salmon recently adopted during North of Falcon regulation process.

Other information: Significant rule changes have occurred on the South Fork Nooksack for gamefish and salmon. The 2017-18 WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet will be available soon on the department's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ and at sporting goods stores in late June. Anglers can also check the list of agreed to salmon fisheries on WDFW's North of Falcon website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon/.

Information contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 ext 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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