Parts of the Snohomish and Stillaguamish systems reopen to hatchery steelhead retention

Stillaguamish River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Returns these waters to permanent rules as listed in the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Effective date: Feb. 5, 2020.

Species affected: Hatchery steelhead.


  • Skykomish River, from Wallace River upstream to the confluence of North and South forks.
  • Wallace River, from mouth to 200 feet upstream of water intake of hatchery.
  • Snoqualmie River, from boat ramp at Plumb Access to Snoqualmie Falls.
  • Tokul Creek, from mouth to posted boundary marker downstream of the diversion dam.
  • North Fork Stillaguamish River, from French Creek upstream to Swede Heaven Bridge.

Reason for action: Hatchery broodstock collection has ended for the season.

Additional information: For more information on fisheries in Stillaguamish and Snohomish rivers, see

Information contact: Team Mill Creek, 425-775-1311

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