WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Skykomish river to open for gamefish and coho fishing season gets extended
Action: WDFW opens the Skykomish River to fishing for gamefish beginning Oct. 22. Extends the coho fisheries on these three rivers through Nov. 30.
Species affected: Coho salmon and gamefish.
Reason for action: State and tribal co-managers had agreed to limited coho fisheries, Oct. 11 through Oct. 31, on these rivers but kept the rivers closed to fishing for gamefish. The co-managers agree that the coho return is strong enough to extend the coho fisheries through Nov. 30 and open gamefish fisheries on Oct. 22, rather than Nov. 1, as scheduled.
Effective locations and dates:
Skykomish River from the mouth upstream to the confluence with the Wallace River. Open for gamefish Oct. 22. Open for coho fishing through Nov. 30. Fishing from a floating device is prohibited Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 from the boat ramp below Lewis St. Bridge at Monroe to a point 2,500 feet downstream from the ramp, and from 1,000 feet downstream of the Reiter Ponds outlet to 1,500 feet upstream.
This concludes our 2016 Skykomish River Fishing Report.
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Lunker’s Guide 2016 Skykomish River Fishing