Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thursday, December 03, 2015

release all steelhead on the Stillaguamish River and its North Fork tributary

December 2, 2015
Release all steelhead on Stillaguamish River
and North Fork; selective gear rules apply

Action: On the Stillaguamish River and the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, anglers must release all steelhead; selective gear rules apply. 
Effective Date:  Dec. 7, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016
Species affected: Steelhead.
  • Stillaguamish River from Marine Drive upstream to the forks.
  • North Fork Stillaguamish from the mouth to Swede Heaven Bridge.
Reason for action:  Ensure broodstock needs for early winter steelhead are met at the Whitehorse Hatchery. No early winter hatchery steelhead smolt have been released from the Whitehorse Hatchery since 2013. This year’s hatchery return of early winter steelhead is forecast to be 22 percent of average for recent years. 
 Additional Information: A steelhead retention fishery may reopen if hatchery broodstock needs are met. Retention of gamefish other than steelhead is allowed as described in the Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.  

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


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mark Headrick has passed to the other side may he rest in peace.

Long time North Fork Stillaguamish Fisherman Mark Headrick  has left us to fish with his grandfather Frank Headrick.  He will be missed by many, Rest in peace Mark.



Friday, November 13, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

October 16, 2015
Salmon fishing closes on Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers
  1. Skagit River (Skagit County): Closed to salmon fishing from the mouth of the Skagit River upstream to the Cascade River Road (Marblemount) Bridge.
  2. Stillaguamish River: Closed to salmon fishing from Marine Drive (south of Stanwood) upstream to the confluence of the North and South Forks.
Effective Date: Oct. 19, 2015, until further notice.
Species affected:  Salmon.
Location:  Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers.
Reason for action: The rule is necessary to protect returning coho runs to the Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers (permanent regulations are already in place requiring release of chinook and chum salmon, and the pink salmon returns have nearly concluded).  In-season run size assessments conducted by state and tribal co-managers indicate that coho run sizes are significantly below pre-season forecasts in these rivers.
Other information: The Cascade River, from the mouth to Rockport-Cascade Road Bridge, remains open for a daily limit of 4 coho only (minimum size of 12 inches).   Non-retention of chum and chinook salmon is already in place per permanent rules.
Also, for both the Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers, game fish rules are unchanged and remain as specified in the 2015-16 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

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


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Friday, October 09, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015