Snohomish River Back to Washington

Fishing Rules

Other Game Fish
Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Jun 02 thru Jan 31
Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.
Jun 02 thru Jan 31
Dolly Varden/Bull Trout
Min. size 20". May be retained as part of the TROUT daily limit.
Jun 02 thru Jan 31
Night closure and anti-snagging rule.
Aug 01 thru Nov 30
Min. size 12". Daily limit 3. Release CHINOOK and CHUM.
Aug 16 thru Dec 31
Water Quality

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Additional Information


From Hwy. 9 Bridge upstream to confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers (all channels) (850)

Snohomish, Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers to close to pink salmon fishing
Action: Closes the Snohomish River, including the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers, to the retention of pink salmon.

Effective Date: Sept. 22, 2017, until further notice.

Species affected: Pink salmon.

Reason for action: The rule is necessary to protect returning pink runs to the Snohomish River Watershed. In-season run-size assessments conducted by state and tribal co-managers indicate that pink run sizes are below the escapement goal in the Snohomish basin.
Other information: The Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers are tributaries to the Snohomish River and will also close to the retention of pink salmon. The rivers will still be open to fishing for other species of salmon, with a daily limit of three coho. The Wallace River, another tributary to the Snohomish River, remains closed to all fishing. Check the 2017-18 Fishing Rules Pamphlet for specific regulations.

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

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

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