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

July 21, 2010

Sockeye fisheries extended on Baker, Skagit rivers

Action: Reopens Baker and Skagit rivers sockeye fisheries.

Effective Dates: Immediately through July 31, 2010.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Baker River from mouth to Highway 20 bridge; Skagit River from the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to a point 200 feet above the east bank of the Baker River.

Reason for action: The run of sockeye in the Baker River is above the number needed for spawning and hatchery egg-take needs. Harvestable numbers remain to extend the fishery.

Other information: Daily limit is two sockeye. Anti-snagging rule and night closure are in effect. Regulations for all other areas of the Skagit River remain in effect as listed in the 2010/2011 Fishing in Washington, sport fishing rules pamphlet.