Portion of Skagit River to Close to Fishing for Four Days

Skagit River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Closes a portion of the Skagit River to all fishing.

Effective dates: June 27 and 28; July 1 and 2, 2019.

Species affected: All species

Location: Skagit River (Skagit County) from the mouth to the Baker River.

Reason for action: The Skagit River will close to all fishing to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries scheduled on those dates.

Additional information: Additional closures are anticipated. The department will announce area closures through emergency rule changes, which can be found online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/.

Please refer to the Baker sockeye webpage located at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports/counts/baker-river.

Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 425-775-1311

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