Sockeye limit in Baker Lake increases to 3

Baker Lake (Whatcom) - Concrete, WA (Whatcom County)

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Increases sockeye daily limit.

Effective date: July 22 through August 31, 2022.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Baker Lake (Whatcom Co) (CRC 825)

Rule: Min. size 18". Daily limit 3 sockeye. Two-pole allowed with two pole endorsement. Each angler aboard a vessel may deploy salmon angling gear until the daily limit for all anglers aboard has been achieved. 

Reason for action: The 2022 sockeye run size has been increased to 30,176. During public sockeye workshops held in 2014 and 2015, anglers established run size tiers to guide the daily limit allowed in the lake. Based on the tiers, if the forecast, or an in-season run size update exceeds 29,999 sockeye, the daily limit would be 3 sockeye.

Additional information: WDFW will actively monitor the fishery. Anglers are asked to cooperate with creel personnel collecting catch information. Monitoring and evaluation of fisheries is an important part of ensuring we are meeting our conservation goals for salmon.

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

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