Part of the Cascade River in Washington will close to fishing

Cascade River - (Skagit County)

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action: Part of the Cascade River will be closed to fishing.

Effective Dates: Jan. 5, through Jan. 31, 2013.

Species Affected: All species.

Location: The Cascade River from the Rockport-Cascade Road downstream to the mouth.

Reasons for Action: The Marblemount Hatchery has been unable to collect enough returning hatchery winter steelhead broodstock to meet egg take needs. Closure of the fishery is needed to collect sufficient fish to meet egg take needs.

Other Information: On Feb. 1 the fishery will re-open to fishing as listed in the 2012-13 Fishing in Washington sport fishing pamphlet.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 ext. 270 [email protected]