Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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.

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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