2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report

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2016 Snohomish River Fishing Report:


WDFW Fishing Rule Change 


Snohomish River opens for coho salmon fishing

Action:  Opens the Snohomish River to fishing for coho salmon Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, and Oct. 6 through Oct. 9.

Effective dates and times: Night closure in effect (fishing is open one hour before sunrise to one hour before sunset). Open to coho fishing Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, and Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 6 through Oct. 9.

Species affected: Coho salmon.

Locations and rules:

Snohomish River (Snohomish County) from the mouth (Burlington-Northern Railroad bridges) (including all channels, sloughs, and interconnected waterways, but excluding all tributaries) upstream to confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers. 

  • Night closure.
  • Anti-snagging rules apply.
  • Salmon, minimum size 12″, daily limit 2 coho only.
  • All species other than coho must be released.

Reason for action: The Snohomish River was originally closed to all fishing under a state and tribal co-manager agreement to protect coho salmon. The co-managers agree that the coho return is strong enough to support limited sport and tribal fisheries. The co-managers will continue to monitor this fishery and may make adjustments in the coming weeks.   

Information contact: Jennifer Whitney, district biologist, (425) 775-1311, ext. 107.


This concludes our 2016 Snohomish river fishing report.


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