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

October 22, 2021

Skagit River coho fishery extended through Dec. 31

Action: Extends Skagit River coho fishery through Dec. 31, 2021.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County) from the mouth to the Marblemount Bridge. Catch Record Code: 830.

Effective dates: Immediately through Dec. 31, 2021.

Species affected: Coho salmon.

Rule: Min. size 12". Daily limit 2 coho. Release all salmon other than coho. Night closure in effect.

Reason for action: The Skagit River coho return is greater than forecast and allows for the recreational coho season to extend through Dec. 31. The extended opportunity only applies to coho salmon. All other salmon species must be released.

Additional information: Anglers are asked to avoid fishing in areas with staged or spawning chum, or late-returning Chinook, to reduce incidental catches and reduce stress on spawners.

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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