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

April 28, 2022

Skagit River to open for hatchery spring Chinook

Action: Opens a portion of the Skagit River to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook.

Effective date: May 1 through May 31, 2022.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.); from the Highway 536 bridge (Memorial Highway Bridge) in Mt. Vernon to Gilligan Creek.

Rule: Open for salmon fishing only. Daily limit 2 hatchery Chinook. 12" minimum size. Release all other species. Night Closure.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery spring Chinook are forecast to return to Marblemount Hatchery.

Additional information: Fishing for other species in this area will remain closed. The fishery will be actively monitored by WDFW and anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information. Monitoring and evaluation of fisheries is an important part of ensuring we are meeting our conservation goals for salmon.

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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