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

July 8, 2019

The Skagit River to Close One Day to All Fishing

Action: Closes part of the Skagit River to all fishing.

Effective date: July 9, 2019.

Species affected: All Species.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from Gilligan Creek to the Baker River.

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

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

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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