Skagit 2021?

_WW_

Geriatric Skagit Swinger
WFF Supporter
True, sorry I was off. I heard it from someone else and should have checked. But you’re an asshole, which is worse.
So here's the official version: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2628

Action: Opens catch and release steelhead fishery.

Effective date: Feb. 1 through Apr. 13, 2021.

Species affected: Steelhead.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.), From the Dalles Bridge in the town of Concrete to the Cascade River Road Bridge in Marblemount:

Rules: Steelhead - open Saturdays though Tuesdays only, closed Wednesdays through Fridays. Fishing for all other species remains closed seven days per week.

Catch and release, except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained. Wild steelhead must be released immediately and may not be removed from the water.

Selective gear rules in effect. Night closure in effect.

Fishing is prohibited from a vessel that is under power.

Reason for action: The Skagit River steelhead pre-season forecast is 4,297 steelhead. According to the Fishery Resource Management Plan for Skagit steelhead, federally approved in April 2018, when the pre-season forecast is greater than or 4,000 and less than or equal to 6,000 Skagit steelhead, there are enough impacts available to safely provide some catch and release opportunity. The fishery will be four days a week allowing the fishery to be 100 percent monitored without catch expansions. Fully monitoring all days of the fishery allows for the most accurate estimate of catch and helps ensure the catch and release fishery does not negatively affect the run.

Additional information: The fishery will be monitored by WDFW to estimate impacts to Skagit winter steelhead as well as all incidental catch of other fish species. Anglers are required to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information.

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

Only WW is allowed to actually catch fish.
 

LilCutts

fish & whistle
WFF Supporter
So here's the official version: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2628

Action: Opens catch and release steelhead fishery.

Effective date: Feb. 1 through Apr. 13, 2021.

Species affected: Steelhead.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.), From the Dalles Bridge in the town of Concrete to the Cascade River Road Bridge in Marblemount:

Rules: Steelhead - open Saturdays though Tuesdays only, closed Wednesdays through Fridays. Fishing for all other species remains closed seven days per week.

Catch and release, except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained. Wild steelhead must be released immediately and may not be removed from the water.

Selective gear rules in effect. Night closure in effect.

Fishing is prohibited from a vessel that is under power.

Reason for action: The Skagit River steelhead pre-season forecast is 4,297 steelhead. According to the Fishery Resource Management Plan for Skagit steelhead, federally approved in April 2018, when the pre-season forecast is greater than or 4,000 and less than or equal to 6,000 Skagit steelhead, there are enough impacts available to safely provide some catch and release opportunity. The fishery will be four days a week allowing the fishery to be 100 percent monitored without catch expansions. Fully monitoring all days of the fishery allows for the most accurate estimate of catch and helps ensure the catch and release fishery does not negatively affect the run.

Additional information: The fishery will be monitored by WDFW to estimate impacts to Skagit winter steelhead as well as all incidental catch of other fish species. Anglers are required to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information.

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

Only WW is allowed to actually catch fish.
Thanks for posting
 

LilCutts

fish & whistle
WFF Supporter
It is particularly important not to call this fishery a flyfishing only fishery. I is hard enough to get anglers to work together without broadcasting misinformation.

Also the season ends on April 13.

Go sox
c
It is particularly important not to call this fishery a flyfishing only fishery. I is hard enough to get anglers to work together without broadcasting misinformation.

Also the season ends on April 13.

Go sox
cds
My mistake.
 

LilCutts

fish & whistle
WFF Supporter
...and thank you to those who have offered up some great gear!
 
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Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater....Know Grizzler
Does anyone know if or where WDFW is posting the Sauk and Skagit creek surveys?

It doesn’t appear so as there isn’t anything regarding it under the creel / fish count section on their website, though you can guarantee there is a tally being kept.

No steelhead were harmed or encountered in the making of this reply. ;)
SF
 

Kulshan

Member
It doesn’t appear so as there isn’t anything regarding it under the creel / fish count section on their website, though you can guarantee there is a tally being kept.

No steelhead were harmed or encountered in the making of this reply. ;)
SF
Talking with a couple of the surveyors I keep forgetting to ask but hoped someone on here could shoot me in the right direction. For sure the tally is going to be kept and analyzed. Lol
 

Salmo_g

WFF Supporter
I don't think WDFW posts Skagit creel surveys. Apparently Brett has retired, so I don't know who is bird dogging the Skagit season now.
 

Brandon

Floatin'
The counts for last weekend (Feb 27/28th) for the Skagit and Sauk were 20 fish on Saturday and 6 fish on Sunday (source: I know two WDFW fish checkers working on these rivers). I haven't heard about this weekend but the floatilla was certainly at full bore.
 

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