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WDFW AMMENDS SKAGIT RIVER CLOSURE DATES FOR LOWER SKAGIT SOCKEYE FISHERY

posted by Mike on 06/21/2017

WDFW amends fishing closure dates on the Skagit River

Action: Amends June closure dates on the Skagit River to June 29, 30. July closure dates currently remain scheduled for July 6, 7, and 11.

Effective dates: June 20 through July 15, 2017.

Species affected: All species.

Location: SKAGIT RIVER (Skagit County) from Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge) to the mouth of Gilligan Creek.

Reasons for action: The sockeye fishery, along with other fisheries on the Skagit River, are 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 as catches and river conditions change. 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.

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