Last Day For Fishing Most Puget Sound Rivers Is January 31st
January 31st marks the last day that fishing will be open on most Puget Sound rivers. The only exceptions are some of the terminal hatchery areas that will remain open though February 15th allowing the retention of surplus hatchery steelhead. If you are not familiar with the particular regulations on your river of choice make sure to consult your copy of the WDFW regulations.
With the additional 2 weeks of fishing in the hatchery area not only does this allow at least a little additional fishing opprotunity but allows additional hatchery steelhead to be taken lessing the potential of inter action between hatchery and wild stocks.