The Skagit River to open on Saturday

Ian Broadie

Flyfishing is so "Metal"
I'm super duper excited except that I get to miss the crowds this weekend but next weekend look out you wiley steelhead.
 

Charles Sullivan

Active Member
I'm happy.

It seems like the whole NOF process along with a Skagit opener was too much for the feds at one time. As soon as NOF was done, so was the approval.

Go Sox,
cds
 

GOTY

7x Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
April 12, 2018




The Skagit and Sauk Rivers will open to catch and release fishing for steelhead

Effective dates: April 14-15, 18-22, and 25-29

Species affected: All gamefish

Location: Skagit River, from The Dalles Bridge in the town of Concrete to the Cascade River Road Bridge in Marblemount. Sauk River, from the mouth to the Sauk Prairie Road Bridge in Darrington

Rules and Regulations: All species, catch and release only, except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained, and no limit on Atlantic Salmon. Selective Gear Rules. On the Skagit River, fishing from a boat that is under power is prohibited. On the Sauk River, fishing from a boat equipped with an internal combustion motor is prohibited.

Reasons for action: The Skagit River Steelhead Fishery Resource Management Plan has received formal Federal approval allowing the fishery to proceed.

Other information: The fishery will be actively monitored and may close earlier if the total encounters agreed to are reached. Anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information.

Information Contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, 425 775-1311
 

GOTY

7x Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
I'm happy.

It seems like the whole NOF process along with a Skagit opener was too much for the feds at one time. As soon as NOF was done, so was the approval.

Go Sox,
cds
That's pretty much in line with what WDFW hinted at in the last meeting.
 

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