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

November 6, 2008

Chum release required on Skagit River

Action: Anglers must release chum on the Skagit River

Effective dates: Nov. 10 through Dec. 31, 2008

Species affected: Chum salmon.

Location: Skagit River from mouth to mouth of Cascade River.

Reasons for action: In-season run size estimates indicate that the abundance is less than needed to meet the spawning goal.

Other Information: All other regulations remain unchanged. Salmon fishing is closed in the Skagit River upstream of the Cascade River.

Information contact: Brett Barkdull, (360) 466-4345, ext. 270, District Biologist

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the