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

February 12, 2010

Stillaguamish River system to close to fishing

Action: Close the Stillaguamish River to fishing.

Effective dates: Feb. 18 through June 4, 2010.

Species affected: All game fish species.

Closure locations: - The Stillaguamish River from sloughs downstream of Marine Drive to forks.

- The North Fork of the Stillaguamish from the mouth to Swede Heaven Bridge.

- The South Fork of the Stillaguamish from the mouth to the Mt. Loop Hwy. Bridge (above Granite Falls).

- Canyon Creek from the mouth at the South Fork of the Stillaguamish to the forks.

Reason for action: This action will reduce the incidental hooking mortalities of wild steelhead.

Information contacts: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 fish biologist, (425) 775-1311; Annette Hoffmann, Region 4 Fish Program manager, (425) 775-1311.