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

October 14, 2020

Skagit River from Highway 9 to Baker River to temporarily close to fishing

Action: Closes all recreational fishing.

Species affected: All species.

Effective Dates: From Thursday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County), from the Highway 9 bridge in Sedro Woolley to the mouth of the Baker River.

Reason for action: This area of the Skagit River will close to all fishing to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries scheduled on those dates.

Additional information: Anglers are asked to respect tribal fishers and reminded to not interfere with tribal fisheries. Conflicts that arise during ongoing fisheries may require additional time and area closures in the future to reduce conflicts.

Recreational fishing reopens in these areas on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020

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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