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

October 7, 2020

Hatchery coho limit to increase in Skagit River

Action: Increase daily limit of adipose clipped hatchery coho in areas of the mainstem Skagit River open to coho fishing.

Effective date: Immediately through Oct. 31.

Species affected: Coho

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to the Cascade River Road bridge in Marblemount open to fishing for coho salmon.

Rule: Salmon daily limit 2, plus 2 additional hatchery coho may be retained. Min. size 12?. Release Chinook and chum.

Reason for action: Co-manager test fisheries in the Skagit River indicate coho are returning to the Skagit River in greater abundance than forecasted preseason.

Additional Information: Anglers are reminded that fishing is closed from the Hwy. 9 Bridge to the Baker River from 12 a.m. Oct. 7 until 2 p.m. Oct. 9.

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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