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 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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