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

November 3, 2017

Lower Samish River to re-open to fishing

Action: Re-opens the lower portion of the Samish River to fishing.

Effective dates: Nov. 4, 2017.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Samish River, from the mouth (Bayview-Edison Road) to the I-5 Bridge.

Reasons for action: WDFW previously closed this section of the Samish anticipating the number of returning fall chinook salmon may fall below what was needed to meet egg take goals. The department is re-opening the river to fishing now that fall chinook broodstock collection needs have been met.

Other information: Fishing seasons revert back to permanent regulations as listed in the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, which is available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

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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