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

September 14, 2021

Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish to open for coho

Action: Opens coho retention seasons.

Effective dates and locations:

Lake Washington (King County); North of the Hwy. 520 Bridge and East of the Montlake Bridge and including that portion of Sammamish River from 68th Ave. NE Bridge downstream): Open to fishing for Salmon from Sept. 15 through Nov. 30, 2021.

Lake Sammamish (King County): Open to fishing for Salmon from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, 2021.

Species affected: Coho salmon.

Rule: Min. size 12". Daily limit 4. Release all salmon other than coho.

Reason for action: This area had been closed under a co-manager agreement to protect Lake Washington coho salmon, which have had poor returns in recent years. Early season fish counts at the Ballard Locks indicate that the coho return is strong enough to support a recreational fishery for coho salmon in Lake Washington.

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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