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

January 23, 2009

The North Fork Nooksack River re-opens to fishing

Action: The section of the North Fork of the Nooksack River previously closed will reopen to fishing for all game fish.

Effective date: Feb. 1, 2009

Species affected: All gamefish

Location: The North Fork Nooksack River from the yellow post located at the upstream corner of the hatchery grounds, approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the mouth of Kendall Creek, downstream to the Mosquito Lake Road Bridge.

Reason for action: Hatchery winter steelhead broodstock collection will be completed on Jan. 31, 2009. Hatchery steelhead not retained at the hatchery by this date are available for harvest.

Other information: See the WDFW Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet, 2008/2009 edition, for a complete listing of fishing seasons and regulations.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 x 270


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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