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

October 14, 2021

Skagit River from Highway 9 to Baker River opens Thursday, Oct. 14

Action: Opens salmon seasons through Oct. 24. Closes all recreational fishing from Highway 9 to Baker River during dates listed.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County) from the mouth to the Marblemount Bridge.

Effective dates and rules:

1. The following dates are closed to all recreational fishing in the section from Highway 9 to the Baker River: Tuesday, Oct. 19, through Thursday, Oct. 21.

2. Salmon fishing remains open (with the exception of the dates listed above) through Oct. 24, 2021:

Min. size 12". Daily limit 4, of which up to 2 may be coho. Release Chinook and chum. Night closure.

Species affected: All species.

Reason for action: The Skagit River from Highway 9 to Baker River was scheduled to be closed Oct. 14 to avoid gear conflicts with tribal fisheries. The Oct. 14 closure is no longer necessary, this section will open immediately and remain open until the next scheduled closures outlined above.

The Skagit River coho return remains sufficient to allow for the recreational salmon season to extend through Oct. 24. Additional recreational opportunity is being evaluated and if available, will be announced as soon as possible.

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.

Return to WDFW Home Page Return to WDFW Home Page

Find a bug or error in the system? Let us know about it!
©2003-2022 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
E-mail <webmaster@dfw.wa.gov>