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

May 6, 2019

The Skykomish River to open May 25 to fishing for hatchery chinook salmon

Action: The Skykomish River will open to fishing for hatchery chinook salmon on May 25 (the Saturday before Memorial Day) to coincide with the gamefish season.

Effective dates: May 25 through July 31, 2019.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon.

Location: Skykomish River, mouth to the mouth of the Wallace River; salmon, open the Saturday before Memorial Day through July 31.

Rules: Minimum size 12", daily limit 4 hatchery chinook only 2 of which may be adults.

Reason for action: Coordinate the seasons between gamefish and chinook.

Additional information: This fishery was agreed to during from the North of Falcon salmon-season setting process. Gamefish rules are as described in the pamphlet and are already covered under permanent rules.

Information contact: Region 4 Mill Creek 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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