Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

August 1, 2013

Close a portion of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to all fishing

Action: Close 4.5 miles of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to all fishing including catch and release fishing.

Effective date: Aug. 5, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2013.

Species affected: All game fish species.

Location: Stillaguamish River from the Highway 530 bridge at Cicero upstream to the bridge at Oso (Oso Loop Road/221st Ave. SE).

Reason for action: To protect summer steelhead holding in the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River below the mouth of Deer Creek. The concern is that low flows and excessively warm water temperatures will result in high handling mortality of steelhead.

Additional Information: This fishery may reopen early if conditions improve (flo