Sockeye limit in Baker Lake increases to 3

July 21, 2022

Action: Increases sockeye daily limit.

Effective date: July 22 through August 31, 2022.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Baker Lake (Whatcom Co) (CRC 825)

Rule: Min. size 18”. Daily limit 3 sockeye. Two-pole allowed with two pole endorsement. Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon angling gear until the daily limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved. 

 Reason for action: The 2022 sockeye run size has been increased to 30,176. During public sockeye workshops held in 2014 and 2015, anglers established run size tiers to guide the daily limit allowed in the lake. Based on the tiers, if the forecast, or an in-season run size update exceeds 29,999 sockeye, the daily limit would be 3 sockeye.

Additional information: WDFW will actively monitor the fishery. 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

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 (