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

October 29, 2004

Skagit River opens for chum retention

Action: Skagit River opens for chum retention October 30, 2004.

Effective Date: October 30, 2004

Species affected: Chum salmon

Location: Skagit River from mouth to Cascade River.

Reason for action: The projected chum run is expected to be greater than the escapement goal. Surplus chum are available for harvest.

Other information: The salmon bag limit will be three fish, of which no more than 2 may be chum, with a minimum size of 12 inches. All chinook must be immediately released unharmed.

Information contact: Brett Barkdull, District Biologist, (360) 466-4345, ext. 270

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check