Search News Releases

Search mode:
"and" "or"
Search in:
Recent News Releases
(Last 30 days)
All News Releases
Emergency Fishing Rule Changes
Sport Fishing Rule Changes
Fish and Shellfish Health Advisories & Closures
Marine Biotoxin Bulletin
Beach closures due to red tide and other marine toxins
Local Fish Consumption Advisories
Health advisories due to contaminants
Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition
Information on mercury, PCBs and other contaminants in fish
News Releases Archive
2014
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2013
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
2012
Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr 
May  Jun  Jul  Aug 
Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec 
MORE ARCHIVES...
 

WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


  Digg it!  StumbleUpon  Reddit

February 06, 1998
Contact: Chuck Bolland, (360) 902-2255

Steelhead restrictions lifted

OLYMPIA -- Steelhead fishing will reopen on several Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula rivers at 12:01 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 7), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.

The rivers reopening Saturday are the Green, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, North Fork Stillaguamish, Skagit, Cascade, Naselle and Willapa as well as Tokul Creek. The emergency closure around the Bogachiel River hatchery was lifted on Jan. 17.

Sections of the rivers were closed Jan. 5 to ensure enough steelhead eggs were taken to supply WDFW hatcheries.

Beginning Saturday, the winter steelhead regulations listed in the 1997 Fishing in Washington regulation pamphlet are again in effect. Regulations in WDFW's 1998-99 Fishing in Washington pamphlet go into effect May 1.

Emergency statewide wild steelhead release regulations remain in effect until further notice. Fishing near Palmer Ponds, Reiter Ponds and Tokul Creek hatcheries generally are restricted to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or as posted.