THE FOLLOWING IS A RULE-CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
Action: Opens a portion of the Skagit River to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook.
Effective date: May 1 through May 31, 2022.
Species affected: Chinook salmon.
Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.); from the Highway 536 bridge (Memorial Highway Bridge) in Mt. Vernon to Gilligan Creek.
Rule: Open for salmon fishing only. Daily limit 2 hatchery Chinook. 12” minimum size. Release all other species. Night Closure.
Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery spring Chinook are forecast to return to Marblemount Hatchery.
Additional information: Fishing for other species in this area will remain closed. The fishery will be actively monitored by WDFW and anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information. Monitoring and evaluation of fisheries is an important part of ensuring we are meeting our conservation goals for salmon.