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

August 23, 2021

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

Action: Closes all recreational fishing during dates listed.

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

Effective dates:

Tuesday, Aug. 31 through Wednesday, Sept. 1

Tuesday, Sept. 7 through Thursday, Sept. 9

Tuesday, Sept. 14 through Thursday, Sept. 16

Tuesday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 6

Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Wednesday, Oct. 13

Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Wednesday, Oct. 20

Species affected: All species.

Rule: Closed to all fishing.

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

Additional information: Anglers are asked to respect tribal fishers and reminded to not interfere with tribal fisheries. Continued conflicts could lead to additional time and area closures.

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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