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Stillagumish River (main & Northfork) Re Opens For Steelhead, Selective Gear Rules Removed




Steelhead fishing opens, selective gear rules end on Stillaguamish, North Fork Stillaguamish rivers


Action: Allow anglers to retain hatchery steelhead and remove selective gear requirements.

Effective Date: Dec. 23, 2015 to Feb 15, 2016

Species affected: Steelhead

Locations: Stillaguamish River from Marine Drive upstream to the forks; and the North Fork Stillaguamish from the mouth to Swede Heaven Bridge.

Reason for action: Egg take goals for early winter steelhead have been met at the Whitehorse Hatchery.

Additional Information: This action removes restrictions put in place in the December 2, 2015 Fishing Rule Change. Rules for the Stillaguamish are as specified in the 2015-16 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. This year?s hatchery return of Stillaguamish early winter steelhead is forecast to be 22 percent of average for recent years.

Information contacts: Mill Creek Regional Office (425) 775-1311




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