Wednesday, December 18, 2019

River Closes Tonight

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
December 17, 2019
Stillaguamish and North Fork Stillaguamish rivers closing to the retention of hatchery steelhead
Action: Closes the mainstem Stillaguamish and the North Fork Stillaguamish rivers to the retention of hatchery steelhead.
Effective date: Dec. 19, 2019 until further notice.
Species affected: Hatchery steelhead
  • Stillaguamish River, from the mouth upstream to the confluence of the North Fork Stillaguamish and South Fork Stillaguamish rivers.
  • North Fork Stillaguamish River, from the mouth upstream to Swede Heaven Bridge.
Reason for action: The Whitehorse Ponds hatchery does not have adequate early winter steelhead broodstock on hand to meet egg-take goals.
Additional information: Fishing will reopen if egg-take goals are met. Retention of wild steelhead is unlawful statewide.
Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 425-775-1311.

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