Skagit River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

Other TROUT
Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.
Mar 01 thru Jul 15
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Mar 01 thru Jul 15
Dolly Varden/Bull Trout
Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.
Mar 01 thru Jul 15
ALL SPECIES
Selective gear rules, and hooks must measure ½" or less from point to shank, except for STURGEON.
Mar 01 thru Jul 15
STURGEON
Catch-and-release. STURGEON gear rules apply (see page 14).
Mar 01 thru Jul 15
Other TROUT
Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.
Dec 16 thru Jan 31
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Dec 16 thru Jan 31
STURGEON
Catch-and-release. STURGEON gear rules apply (see page 14).
Dec 16 thru Jan 31
Dolly Varden/Bull Trout
Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.
Dec 16 thru Jan 31

Location

Additional Information

Description:

From the mouth to Hwy 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge)

The mouth is defined by a line projected from the terminus (end) of the jetty with McGlinn Island to the white monument on the east end of Ika Island, then to the white monument on the east end of Craft Island, then to the white monument near the corned of the levee on the west side of Dry Slough, and then to the white monument on the east side of Tom Moore Slough.

Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention (p. 14)

NOTE: Currently this does accurately include the entire estuary at the mouth of the Skagit.

CLOSED WATERS - June 28-June 29, July 6-July 7, and July 11.

A portion of the Skagit River to close four days to all fishing

Action: Close a portion of the Skagit River to all fishing.
Effective dates: June 28, 29 and July 2, 3, 2018.
Species affected: All species.
Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to the Highway 530 Bridge in Rockport.
Reason for action: The Skagit River will close to all recreational fishing to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries scheduled on those dates.
Additional information: Additional closures are anticipated. The department will announce the area closures through emergency rule changes, which can be found online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/. Information about sockeye seasons, fishing rule updates, and fish counts at Baker Lake is also available at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html.

Closed:
Boat Launch:
Two Poles Allowed:
Kids Only:
County: Skagit State: WA Country: United States

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