North Fork Nooksack River to open for hatchery spring Chinook

Noosack River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Opens harvest fishery for hatchery spring Chinook.

Effective date: June 1 through June 30, 2020.

Species affected: Chinook.

Location: North Fork Nooksack River (Whatcom Co.) from the Hwy 9 Bridge to the yellow marker at the upstream side of Kendall Hatchery.

Reason for action: Sufficient hatchery spring Chinook returns are forecasted to allow for a harvest fishery.

Rules: Daily limit 2. Min. size 12". Release all salmon other than hatchery Chinook. Night closure and anti-snagging rules in effect.

Additional information: The fishery will be actively monitored and may close earlier if the total encounters agreed to are reached. Anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information.

Anglers are also urged to recreate within their own communities and to follow physical distancing guidelines, keeping 6 feet between themselves and others and not traveling by car or boat with anyone outside of their immediate household.

Information contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311

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