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Fishing Rules

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout
Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.
Jun 01 thru Jul 15
ALL SPECIES
Selective gear rules and hooks must measure ½" or less from point to shank, except for STURGEON.
Jun 01 thru Jun 10
STURGEON
Catch-and-release. STURGEON gear rules apply (see page 14).
Jun 01 thru Jul 15
Other TROUT
Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.
Jun 01 thru Jul 15
ALL SPECIES
Night closure.
Jun 01 thru Jul 15
Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Jun 01 thru Jul 15
SALMON
Min. size 12". Daily limit 3 SOCKEYE only. Season may close earlier if guideline is attained. Refer to wdfw.wa.gov.
Jun 11 thru Jul 15
SOCKEYE SALMON
3 sockeye salmon only.
Jun 16 thru Jul 15
Dolly Varden/Bull Trout
Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.
Dec 16 thru Jan 31
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
Water Quality

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Location

Additional Information

Description:

From Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge) to mouth of Gilligan Creek (830)

Mandatory Hatchery Steelhead Retention (p. 14)

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

Skagit River to open June 16 for sockeye fishing

Action: Opens part of the Skagit River (Skagit County) for the retention of sockeye salmon.
Effective dates: June 16 through July 15, 2018.
Species affected: Sockeye salmon.
Location: Skagit River from Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge) to the mouth of Gilligan Creek.
Daily limit: 3 sockeye salmon only.
Reasons for action: This action will implement the 2018/19 salmon rules recently adopted during the North of Falcon salmon season-setting process. These dates are not listed in the current (2017/18) fishing rules pamphlet.
Other information: The season may close earlier than anticipated if the guideline is attained. Night closures are in place but selective gear rules will not be in effect for the sockeye fishery.

During the fishery, WDFW anticipates closing the Skagit River from the mouth to the Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport on specific days to avoid gear conflicts with tribal fisheries. When those dates have been determined, the department will announce the area closures through emergency rule changes, which can be found online at https: //fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.

Please refer to the Baker sockeye webpage located at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html for further information on sockeye seasons, fishing rule updates, and fish counts.
Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311.

 

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.

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

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