Upper Skagit River to open for hatchery spring Chinook

May 30, 2023

Action: Opens a portion of the Skagit River to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook.

Effective date: June 1 through July 15, 2023.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from Highway 530 Bridge at Rockport to Cascade River Road (Marblemount Bridge). CRC (830).

Rules: Daily limit, 4 hatchery Chinook including no more than to 2 adults. Minimum size is 12”. Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Night closure and anti-snagging rule in effect.

Reason for action: Harvestable numbers of hatchery spring Chinook are forecast to return to Marblemount Hatchery.

Additional information: 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. The July 1-15 period of this fishery will also be listed in the upcoming 2023/24 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet.

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.

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).