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

June 4, 2021

Portion of the Cascade River to open seven days per week

Action: Opens a section of the Cascade River previously closed Sundays and Mondays to fishing 7 days per week.

Effective date: Immediately through July 15, 2021.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Cascade River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to Rockport-Cascade Rd. Bridge.

Reason for action: Treaty fisheries for hatchery spring Chinook in this section of the Cascade have concluded for the season. Closures are no longer necessary to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries.

Additional information: The section of the Cascade River will be open 7 days per week under the gear and harvest rules outlined in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, including night closure and anti-snagging rules.

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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