2016 Green River Fishing Report

Posted by on November 2, 2016


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2016 Green River Fishing Report:




Coho retention in the Green River continues through Dec. 31 

Action: Re-opens coho retention and closes steelhead retention on the Green (Duwamish) River through Dec. 31, 2016

Effective dates: Immediately through Dec. 31, 2016.

Species affected: Salmon.

Locations and closure dates:

Green (Duwamish) River (King County): From 1st Ave. South Bridge upstream to water pipeline walk bridge (1/2 mile downstream of Tacoma Headworks Dam).

  • Effective Dates: Immediately through Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Salmon: Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit 6. Up to 3 adults may be retained. Release chinook.
  • Trout: Minimum size 14 inches. Daily limit 2. Release steelhead.
  • Other Game Fish: Statewide minimum size/daily limit.
  • All species: Nov. 1 – Nov. 30: night closure and anti-snagging rule.  

Other Information: Release chinook and steelhead.

Reasons for action: These river sections had been closed to coho retention after Oct. 31, 2016, under a state-tribal agreement to protect coho salmon. The coho return is stronger than anticipated and can support continued sport and tribal retention fisheries.

Information Contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311.



This concludes our 2016 Green River Fishing Report.


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