April 26, 2023
Action: Opens a portion of the Skagit River to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook salmon.
Effective date: May 1 through May 31, 2023.
Species affected: Chinook salmon.
Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the Highway 536 bridge (Memorial Highway Bridge) in Mt. Vernon to Gilligan Creek.
- Open for salmon fishing only.
- Daily limit 2 hatchery Chinook salmon. 12” minimum size. Release all other species.
- Night closure.
- Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.
Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery spring Chinook salmon are forecast to return to Marblemount Hatchery.
Additional information: Fishing for other species in this area will remain closed per the current Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. The fishery will be actively monitored by WDFW, and anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information. Monitoring and evaluation of fisheries is an important part of ensuring we are meeting our conservation goals for salmon.
Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311