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Snohomish System Closes To Retention Of Hatchery Steelhead

Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Wallace rivers and Tokul Creek to close to retention of hatchery steelhead

Action: Closes the Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie Rivers, Wallace rivers and Tokul Creek to retention of hatchery steelhead.

Effective date: Dec. 19, 2019 until further notice.

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead.


  • Snohomish River, from the mouth upstream to confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers;
  • Skykomish River, from the mouth upstream to the confluence of the North Fork Skykomish and South Fork Skykomish rivers;
  • Wallace River;
  • Snoqualmie River, from the mouth upstream to Snoqualmie Falls;
  • Tokul Creek.

Reason for action: The Wallace River, Reiter Ponds, and Tokul Creek hatcheries do 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.

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