WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
Portions of Skykomish and Wallace rivers to close to fishing
Action: Closes the Skykomish and Wallace rivers to fishing.
Effective date: Jan. 7, 2019 through Feb. 15, 2019.
Species affected: All species.
Location: Skykomish River, from the mouth to the forks.
Wallace River, from the mouth to 200 feet above the hatchery water intake.
Reason for action: The Wallace River and Reiter Ponds hatcheries currently have less than half of the early winter steelhead broodstock on hand needed to meet egg take goals. The early winter steelhead goals are 140,000 smolt from Reiter Ponds and 27,600 smolts from the Wallace Hatchery.
Additional information: Fishing will reopen when egg-take goals have been met. The Snoqualmie, Snohomish rivers and tributaries remain open as described in the fishing rules pamphlet.
Information contact: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 fish biologist, (425) 775-1311 (ext. 107).
This concludes our 2019 Skykomish River Fishing Report.
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Lunker’s Guide 2018 Skykomish River Fishing Report