Portion of the Wallace River opens to fishing

October 21, 2022

Portion of Wallace River opens to all fishing

Action: Open all fishing

Effective date: Oct. 22 through Nov. 30, 2022

Species affected: All species

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

Reason for action: With forecasted rain and increasing flows predicted and most of the Chinook salmon spawning complete in the Wallace River conditions are improved for allowing fishing to resume in Wallace River.

Additional information: Fishing rules outlined in the 2022 Rules and Regulation pamphlet apply, with two changes. Coho salmon retention will be non-selective (hatchery and wild retention allowed in Wallace River) with daily limit of 2 coho salmon, and the section from 200 feet upstream of the hatchery water intake to Wallace Falls, which were closed to salmon fishing in the pamphlet, will open for coho retention in addition to the area downstream of the intake.

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).