Nisqually River closing to recreational angling on Sundays

Nisqually River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Closes Nisqually River to recreational angling on Sundays.

Effective date: Aug. 1 through Nov. 15, 2019

Species affected: All species.     

Location: Nisqually River from the mouth to military tank crossing bridge (located 1 mile upstream of mouth of Muck Creek). Pierce/Thurston counties.

Reason for action: This rule is necessary to comply with fisheries agreements made with co-managers during North of Falcon proceedings. It is needed to avoid gear conflicts between tribal and recreational fishers.

Additional information: Anglers should refer to the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for other ongoing fishing opportunities available online at

Information contact: James Losee, Region 6 Fish Program manager, 360-902-2741

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