Skagit County, WA – The Department of Fish and Wildlife announced a fishing rule change via a press memo today. The rule change amends the closure dates this week for recreational fishery on a portion of the Skagit River.
The Sport fishery will be closed to all fishing from the mouth of the Skagit River to 200′ upstream of the mouth of the Baker River on October 10th and 11th and includes all species according to the release.
The reason for the closure is the treaty Indian fishery has been re-scheduled for October 10th and 11th. This rule is needed to avoid gear conflicts with treaty Indian fisheries.
Fisheries in the Skagit River upstream of a line 200′ above the confluence oft he Baker River will remain open as listed in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Anglers are reminded by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to respect tribal fishers and to not interfere with tribal fisheries. Conflicts that arise during on-going fisheries may necessitate additional times and areas of closures in the future to reduce conflicts.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change.
Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360) 796-3215 or toll-free 1-866-880-5431.
For Further information, contact Team Mill Creek at (425) 775-1311.