Nisqually River tributaries to close for trout and gamefish

Nisqually River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of WDFW

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Closes trout and gamefish seasons.

Effective date: May 29 (Saturday before Memorial Day) through June 30.

Species affected: All species.

Location: All Nisqually River tributaries downstream of Alder Dam, unless otherwise listed in special rules in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Reason for action: This rule change was agreed to with co-managers during the 2021 North of Falcon rule-making process and is necessary to protect adult steelhead and juvenile salmon.

Information contact: Gabe Madel, 360-902-2670, [email protected]

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see

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