Cascade River salmon seasons to remain open through October 24

Cascade River - (Skagit County)

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action:  Opens salmon seasons to seven days per week through Oct. 24.

Location: Cascade River from mouth to Rockport-Cascade Road.

Effective dates and rules: 

  • Salmon fishing is open seven days per week through October 24, 2021:

    Min. size 12”. Daily limit 4 coho. Release all salmon other than coho.
    Anti-snagging rules and night closure in effect.

Species affected:  All species

Reason for action: This area of the Cascade River was closed to avoid gear conflicts with tribal fisheries. Tribal fisheries have concluded in the Cascade so gear conflict avoidance closures are no longer necessary.

The coho return is sufficient to allow for recreational salmon fishing seven days per week through Oct. 24.

Additional information:  Anglers are reminded that the Cascade has a night closure and anti-snagging rule in effect.

The anti-snagging rule definition is:
Except when fishing with a buoyant lure (with no weights added to the line or lure), or trolling from a vessel or floating device, terminal fishing gear is restricted to a lure or bait with one single-point hook. Hooks must measure ¾” or less from point to shank, and must be attached to or below the lure or bait. Weights may not be attached below or less than 12” above the lure or bait.

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

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.