September 21, 2023
Lake Sammamish to open for Chinook retention starting Friday, September 22
Action: Opens Lake Sammamish for Chinook retention. The daily limit is two Chinook, and minimum size is 12 inches.
Effective dates: Sept. 22 through Nov. 30, 2023.
Species affected: Chinook.
Location: Lake Sammamish (King County).
Reasons for action: Fish counts at Issaquah Hatchery and Ballard Locks indicate the Chinook return is strong enough to support a recreational fishery in Lake Sammamish.
Additional Information: Coho retention in Lake Sammamish will be allowed starting Oct. 1 as published in the 2023/24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Information Contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, 425-775-1311.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations. Fishing rules