WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
SKAGIT RIVER FISHING CLOSING JUNE 28TH, 29TH, JULY 3RD & 4TH
Action: Close a portion of the Skagit River to all fishing.
Effective dates: June 28, 29 and July 2, 3, 2018.
Species affected: All species.
Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to the Highway 530 Bridge in Rockport.
Reason for action: The Skagit River will close to all recreational fishing to avoid gear conflicts with treaty fisheries scheduled on those dates.
Additional information: Additional closures are anticipated. The department will announce the area closures through emergency rule changes, which can be found online at https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/. Information about sockeye seasons, fishing rule updates, and fish counts at Baker Lake is also available at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html.
Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 425 775-1311
If you can’t make it to the Skagit, there are opportunities for some catch and release sturgeon fishing on the Columbia right now as well. There are several NW sturgeon fishing guides offering these trips. We recommend Buddy Dupell of Columbia River Fishing Adventures. Give him a call at (503) 490-3099 and book your Northwest sturgeon fishing trips today.