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

April 22, 2019

Skagit River to open for hatchery spring chinook

Action: Open part of the Skagit River to retention of hatchery spring chinook.

Effective dates: May 1 through May 31, 2019.

Species affected: Hatchery spring chinook.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County) from the highway 536 bridge (Memorial Highway Bridge) in Mount Vernon to Gilligan Creek.

Rules and Regulations:

Up to 2 hatchery chinook (marked with a clipped adipose fin) may be retained.

Release all other species.

Night closure.

Reasons for action: Sufficient hatchery spring chinook are projected to return, allowing harvest.

Other information: Gamefish fisheries will remain closed. The fishery will be actively monitored and may close earlier if the number of total encounters (fish caught or retained) are met. Anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information.

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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