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

June 21, 2019

Portion of Skagit River to close to fishing for four days

Action: Closes a portion of the Skagit River to all fishing.

Effective dates: June 27 and 28; July 1 and 2, 2019.

Species affected: All species

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County) from the mouth to the Baker River.

Reason for action: The Skagit River will close to all fishing to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries scheduled on those dates.

Additional information: Additional closures are anticipated. The department will announce area closures through emergency rule changes, which can be found online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.

Please refer to the Baker sockeye webpage located at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports/counts/baker-river.

Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 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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