WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Stillaguamish River and tributaries to close to fishing
Action: Close the Stillaguamish River, North and South Forks of the Stillaguamish River, and Canyon and Pilchuck Creek, to fishing.
Species affected: Trout and other game fish.
Locations and effective date:
The closure is in effect Dec. 5, 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017, in the following locations:
Location and effective date:
The closure is in effect Feb. 1 through Feb. 15, 2017, in the following location:
Reasons for action: The Whitehorse Hatchery is expecting a very low return of hatchery early winter steelhead this year as there were no hatchery releases of smolt in 2014 or 2015.
Other information: The North Fork Stillaguamish from the mouth of French Creek to the Swede Heaven Bridge is the hatchery terminal area for the Whitehorse Hatchery. This section of river will remain open through January to allow anglers the opportunity to harvest any remaining hatchery summer steelhead. Trout minimum size 14″, daily limit 2; other gamefish statewide minimum size and daily limit.
Information Contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311.
This concludes our 2016 Stillaguamish River Fishing Report.
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Lunker’s Guide 2016 Stillaguamish River Fishing Report.