Main & N.f. Stillaguamish Rivers Closing To Retention Of Hatchery Steelhead
Stillaguamish and North Fork Stillaguamish rivers closing to retention of hatchery steelhead
Action: Closes the mainstem Stillaguamish and the North Fork Stillaguamish rivers to retention of hatchery steelhead.
Effective date: Dec. 19, 2019 until further notice.
Species affected: Hatchery steelhead
- Stillaguamish River, from the mouth upstream to confluence of the North Fork Stillaguamish and South Fork Stillaguamish rivers.
- North Fork Stillaguamish River, from the mouth upstream to Swede Heaven Bridge.
Reason for action: The Whitehorse Ponds hatchery does not have adequate early winter steelhead broodstock on hand to meet egg-take goals.
Additional information: Fishing will reopen if egg-take goals are met. Retention of wild steelhead is unlawful statewide.
Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 425-775-1311.