Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

May 18, 2020

North Fork Nooksack River to open for hatchery spring Chinook

Action: Opens harvest fishery for hatchery spring Chinook.

Effective date: June 1 through June 30, 2020.

Species affected: Chinook.

Location: North Fork Nooksack River (Whatcom Co.) from the Hwy 9 Bridge to the yellow marker at the upstream side of Kendall Hatchery.

Reason for action: Sufficient hatchery spring Chinook returns are forecasted to allow for a harvest fishery.

Rules: Daily limit 2. Min. size 12?. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Night closure and anti-snagging rules in effect.

Additional information: The fishery will be actively monitored and may close earlier if the total encounters agreed to are reached. Anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information.

Anglers are also urged to recreate within their own communities and to follow physical distancing guidelines, keeping 6 feet between themselves and others and not traveling by car or boat with anyone outside of their immediate household.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (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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