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.

Information contact: Brett Barkdull (360) 466-4345, ext 270, or Steve Thiesfeld, (360) 902-2715.

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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