Salmon Fishing Will Not Open On The Big Quilcene River
August 1, 2015
Action: Close salmon fishing in all waters of the Big Quilcene River
Effective date: Aug.16, 2015, until further notice.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: All waters of the Big Quilcene River from the mouth to Highway 101.
Reason for action: Flows in the Big Quilcene River are at less than half of average, water temperatures are elevated, and a large return of Endangered Species Act-listed summer chum is forecast to enter the river beginning in August. These conditions are not conducive to an orderly in-river coho fishery.
Information contact: Mark Downen, (360) 202-7005