Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Wallace rivers and Tokul Creek to close to retention of hatchery steelhead

December 17, 2019

Action: Closes the Snohomish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie Rivers, Wallace rivers and Tokul Creek to retention of hatchery steelhead.

Effective date: Dec. 19, 2019 until further notice.

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead.


Snohomish River, from the mouth upstream to confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers;

Skykomish River, from the mouth upstream to the confluence of the North Fork Skykomish and South Fork Skykomish rivers;

Wallace River;

Snoqualmie River, from the mouth upstream to Snoqualmie Falls;

Tokul Creek.

Reason for action: The Wallace River, Reiter Ponds, and Tokul Creek hatcheries do not have adequate early winter steelhead broodstock on hand to meet egg-take goals.

Additional information: Fishing will reopen if egg-take goals are met. Retention of wild steelhead is unlawful statewide.

Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 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 toll free 866-880-5431.

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