Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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July 13, 2021

Baker Lake to open for sockeye

Action: Opens Baker Lake to fishing for and retaining sockeye salmon.

Effective date: July 17 through August 31, 2021.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Baker Lake (Whatcom Co): Catch record card code: 825.

Rule: Daily limit 2 sockeye only. Min. size 18".

Anglers may fish with two poles with the purchase of a Two-Pole Endorsement.

Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon angling gear until the daily salmon limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of sockeye have been transported to Baker Lake.

Additional information: This fishery may close early if fishery monitoring data indicates the sockeye escapement goal to the lake is threatened. The lake escapement goal is 1,500 sockeye left to spawn naturally in the lake and tributaries. Anglers should regularly check for WDFW emergency rule updates and consider signing up for emailed regulation updates and rule change notifications for the latest information.

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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