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

January 14, 2010

North Fork Stillaguamish River will re-open to fishing Jan. 16

Action: Section of the North Fork Stillaguamish River previously closed will re-open to fishing.

Effective dates: Jan 16, 2010.

Species affected: All game fish.

Location: North Fork Stillaguamish River, downstream from the Whitehorse Bridge approximately 4 river miles to the French Creek confluence. The Whitehorse Hatchery effluent and Fortson Hole area of the North Fork Stillaguamish will also reopen.

Reasons for action: The Whitehorse Hatchery facility will meet broodstock goals for winter steelhead.

Information Contact: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 Fish Biologist, 425-775-1311 ext. 107, Jennifer.Whitney@dfw.wa.gov

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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