Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

River Closed Effective date: Jan. 7, 2019 through Feb.15, 2019.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
January 4, 2019
North Fork Stillaguamish River to close to fishing
Action:  Closes the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to fishing.
Effective date:  Jan. 7, 2019 through Feb.15, 2019.
Species affected:  All species.
Location:  North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, from the mouth upstream to the Swede Heaven Bridge (includes the Fortson Hole area).
Reason for action:  The Whitehorse Hatchery does not have enough early winter steelhead broodstock on hand to meet egg take goals.  The goal is 130,000 smolt and the hatchery currently has 72,400 eggs on hand.
Additional information: Fishing will reopen when egg take goals have been met. 
Information contact: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 fish biologist, (425) 775-1311 (ext. 107).

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.

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