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

June 10, 2021

North Fork Nooksack River to close for hatchery spring Chinook

Action: Closes a section of the North Fork Nooksack River to salmon fishing and retention.

Effective date: June 11, 2021

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

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

Rule: Closed to fishing for or retention of salmon. Area returns to rules as listed in the 2020/2021 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Reason for action: Fishery monitoring data indicates that the maximum encounters of wild Chinook will be reached by the end of the day, June 10, 2021.

Additional information: Data from the remainder of the fishery will be evaluated to see if additional opportunity could be available.

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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