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Skagit River sturgeon fishing rule change

Action: Rescind hook size restrictions on catch and release fishing for sturgeon.

Effective dates: Immediately through July 31, 2015.

Species affected: Sturgeon.


Skagit River (Skagit Co.) from the mouth to Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge);

From Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon (Memorial Hwy. Bridge) to the mouth of Gilligan Creek.

Daily limits: Catch and release only.

Reasons for action: This action will implement changes adopted during the 2015/16 North of Falcon regulation process.

Other information: Sturgeon gear rules apply (see page 16 of the regulations pamphlet, available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ ).

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 x 270.

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.


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