Stillaguamish mainstem and forks return to permanent rules

November 14, 2023


                               Stillaguamish mainstem and forks return to permanent rules

Action: Returns fishing seasons to those listed in the 2023/24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Effective date: Nov. 16, 2023.

Species affected: All species.


Stillaguamish River from the mouth including all sloughs downstream of Marine Drive (south of Stanwood) and upstream to the forks:

Stillaguamish River North Fork from the mouth to North Fork Falls:

Stillaguamish River South Fork from the mouth upstream (including upstream of Granite Falls):

Reason for action: Stillaguamish River Chinook salmon spawning activities are completed for the season and protective measures are no longer necessary. This action will open planned gamefish seasons in the system.

Additional information: Reminder that fishing for salmon remains closed throughout the Stillaguamish River. Anglers should continue to check emergency regulations for new and changing seasons or sign up for email notifications on any rule change at In addition, anglers are reminded to refer to the 2023/2024 Washington Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet for other rules and regulations.

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 toll free 866-880-5431.

Request this information in an alternative format or language at, 833-885-1012, TTY (711), or