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

June 23, 2017

WDFW amends fishing closure areas on the Skagit River

Action: Amends the area of the Skagit River scheduled to close to all fishing to include the river from its mouth to the highway 530 bridge in Rockport.

Effective dates: June 29, 30 and July 6, 7 and 11.

Species affected: All species.

Location: SKAGIT RIVER (Skagit County) from the mouth to the highway 530 bridge in Rockport.

Reasons for action: A previous rule change did not list the entire closure area.

The sockeye fishery, along with other fisheries on the Skagit River, is scheduled to close on these days in order to avoid gear conflicts with tribal fisheries scheduled for those dates.

Other information: Salmon daily limit: 3 sockeye only. Night closure is in effect. Bait may be used. The season may close earlier if the guideline is attained.

Closure dates may change to reflect catches and river conditions. For updates, anglers should check the emergency rule webpage at https: //fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.

The sockeye fishery at Baker Lake will open on July 8 with a 4-fish daily limit. Please refer to the Baker sockeye webpage located at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html for further information on seasons, fishing rule updates and fish counts.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (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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