North Fork of Stillaguamish Closed from Oso Loop Bridge to Cicero Bridge

Rob Zelk

I swing, therefore i am.
I hadn't seen it posted yet; if it was I apologize.


August 1, 2013

Close a portion of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to all fishing

Action: Close 4.5 miles of the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River to all fishing including catch and release fishing.
Effective date: Aug. 5, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2013.
Species affected: All game fish species.
Location: Stillaguamish River from the Highway 530 bridge at Cicero upstream to the bridge at Oso (Oso Loop Road/221st Ave. SE).
Reason for action: To protect summer steelhead holding in the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River below the mouth of Deer Creek. The concern is that low flows and excessively warm water temperatures will result in high handling mortality of steelhead.
Additional Information: This fishery may reopen early if conditions improve (flows rise and water temperature cools) and the closure may be extended if conditions persist past Sept. 30, 2013.
Information contacts: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 fish biologist, (425) 775-1311


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Thank you for the heads up. Yes this was posted recently by another helpful forum member but thank you for putting forth the effort it is very much appreciated. Better safer than sorry I think.