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

February 4, 2020

Parts of the Snohomish and Stillaguamish systems reopen to hatchery steelhead retention

Action: Returns these waters to permanent rules as listed in the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Effective date: Feb. 5, 2020.

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead.


Skykomish River, from Wallace River upstream to the confluence of North and South forks.

Wallace River, from mouth to 200 feet upstream of water intake of hatchery.

Snoqualmie River, from boat ramp at Plumb Access to Snoqualmie Falls.

Tokul Creek, from mouth to posted boundary marker downstream of the diversion dam.

North Fork Stillaguamish River, from French Creek upstream to Swede Heaven Bridge.

Reason for action: Hatchery broodstock collection has ended for the season.

Additional information: For the waters listed in this notice, anglers have a daily limit of 2 hatchery steelhead through February 15.

For more information on fisheries in Stillaguamish and Snohomish rivers, see https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

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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