Portion of Wallace River closes to all fishing

September 8, 2022

Action: Closes all fishing.

Effective date: Sept. 16 through Nov. 30.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Wallace River (Snohomish Co.); from the mouth (farthest downstream RR bridge) to Wallace Falls

Reason for action: Wallace River is experiencing very low flows and salmon are not able to move upstream into the hatchery. Chinook holding downstream of the hatchery are vulnerable to low water conditions and increased fishing pressure, impacting essential broodstock collection. 

Additional information: WDFW will evaluate reopening once conditions improve and broodstock goals for Chinook and coho are assured.

Anglers can be notified of any in-season rules changes as they are announced by signing up for WDFW regulation updates at wdfw.wa.gov/about/lists.

Information contact: WDFW Region 4 Mill Creek 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 are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).