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

June 3, 2010

New rules take effect June 5 on South Fork Stillaguamish above Granite Falls

Action: Fishing regulations on the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River from the Mountain Loop Highway Bridge (above Granite Falls) upstream will include catch and release, except two hatchery steelhead may be retained when that portion of the river opens June 5. Selective gear rules will apply, and fishing from a floating device with a motor is prohibited.

Effective Dates: June 5, through Sept. 30, 2010

Species affected: All game fish species.

Location: The South Fork of the Stillaguamish River from the Mountain Loop Highway Bridge above Granite Falls upstream.

Additional information: Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, night closure.

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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