Hatchery coho limit to increase in Skagit River

Skagit River

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by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Increase daily limit of adipose clipped hatchery coho in areas of the mainstem Skagit River open to coho fishing.

Effective date: Immediately through Oct. 31.

Species affected: Coho

Location: Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to the Cascade River Road bridge in Marblemount open to fishing for coho salmon.

Rule: Salmon daily limit 2, plus 2 additional hatchery coho may be retained. Min. size 12". Release Chinook and chum.

Reason for action: Co-manager test fisheries in the Skagit River indicate coho are returning to the Skagit River in greater abundance than forecasted preseason.

Additional Information: Anglers are reminded that fishing is closed from the Hwy. 9 Bridge to the Baker River from 12 a.m. Oct. 7 until 2 p.m. Oct. 9.

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

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