WILDCAT STEELHEAD CLUB

Skagit River Fishing Season for 2011 - 2012

 
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WATER SPECIES SEASON ADDITIONAL RULES

SKAGIT RIVER (Skagit/Whatcom Co) The mouth is defined by a line projected from terminus (end) of the jetty with McGlinn Island to the white

monument on east end of Ika Island, then to the white monument on east end of Craft Island, then to the white monument near corner of the levee on

the west side of Dry Slough, and then to the white monument on the east side of Tom Moore Slough.

from mouth to Hwy. 536 at Mt. Vernon

( Memorial Hwy. Bridge)

(830)

ALL SPECIES - Feb. 15-May 31: selective gear rules.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout Year-round Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT Year-round Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SALMON Aug. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 3, plus 1 additional PINK. Release CHINOOK

and CHUM.

FISHER SLOUGH (Hill Ditch) mouth to

I-5 Bridge (Skagit Co.) (830)

TROUT First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SKAGIT RIVER (Skagit Co.) from Hwy.

536 at Mt. Vernon ( Memorial Hwy.

Bridge) to mouth of Gilligan Creek

(830)

ALL SPECIES - July 1-Nov. 30: night closure and anti-snagging rule.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish June 1-Feb. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

All Game Fish Feb. 16-Mar. 15 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Unlawful to fish from a floating device

while under power.

SALMON Aug. 1-Dec. 31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 3, plus 1 additional PINK. Release CHINOOK

and CHUM.

Nookachamps Creek (Skagit Co.)

and all tributaries and their tributaries

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

Hansen Creek (Skagit Co.) and all

tributaries and their tributaries

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

Jones Creek (Skagit Co.) All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

SKAGIT RIVER (Skagit Co.) from

mouth of Gilligan Creek to the Dalles

Bridge at Concrete

(830)

ALL SPECIES - July 1-Nov. 30: night closure and anti-snagging rule.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish June 1-Feb. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

All Game Fish Feb. 16-Mar. 15 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Unlawful to fish from a floating device

while under power.

SALMON Aug. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 3, plus 1 additional PINK. Release CHINOOK

and CHUM.

from the Dalles Bridge at Concrete to

Hwy. 530 Bridge at Rockport

(830)

CLOSED WATERS - June 1-Aug. 31: closed between a line projected across the thread of the river 200'

above the east bank of the Baker River and a line projected across the thread of the river 200' below the west

bank of the Baker River.

ALL SPECIES - July 1-Nov. 30: night closure and anti-snagging rule.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish June 1-Feb. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

All Game Fish Feb. 16-Apr. 30 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Unlawful to fish from a floating device

while under power.

SALMON Sept. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 3, plus 1 additional PINK. Release CHINOOK

and CHUM.

Jackman Creek (Skagit Co.) All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

SKAGIT RIVER (Skagit Co.) from Hwy.

530 Bridge at Rockport to Cascade

River Rd. ( Marblemount Bridge)

(830)

ALL SPECIES - June 1-Nov. 30: night closure and anti-snagging rule.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT June 1-Feb. 15 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish June 1-Feb. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

All Game Fish Feb. 16-Apr. 30 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Unlawful to fish from a floating device

while under power.

SALMON June 1-July 15 Min. size 12". Daily limit 4 hatchery CHINOOK only. Up to 2 adults

may be retained.

SALMON Sept. 16-Dec. 31 Min. size 12". Daily limit 3, plus 1 additional PINK. Release CHINOOK

and CHUM.

Illabot, Rocky, Bacus, and Olson All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

WATER SPECIES SEASON ADDITIONAL rules

SKAGIT RIVER (cont.)

(Skagit/Whatcom Co.) from Cascade

River Rd. ( Marblemount Bridge) to

Gorge powerhouse at Newhalem (830)

All Game Fish June 1-Mar. 15 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Diobsud, Bacon, Alma,Thornton,

Goodell, Newhalem, and Ladder

creeks (Skagit/Whatcom Co.)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules.

SKAGIT RIVER (Whatcom Co.) Gorge

Dam upstream to Ross Dam, and all

tributaries except Stetattle Creek (830)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

STETATTLE CREEK (Whatcom Co.)

above mouth of Bucket Creek (about

1.5 miles upstream)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

ROSS LAKE TRIBUTARY STREAMS

(Whatcom Co.) from one mile upstream

of Ross Lake to headwaters (except

Ruby Creek and Big Beaver Creek)

All Game Fish July 1-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Big Beaver Creek from ¼ mile

upstream of Ross Lake markers

to headwaters, including tributary

streams and beaver ponds

All Game Fish July 1-Oct. 31 Catch-and-release and selective gear rules. Internal combustion

motors prohibited.

BAKER RIVER (Skagit Co.) from mouth

to Hwy. 20 Bridge at Concrete

(824)

ALL SPECIES - night closure and anti-snagging rule.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout Sept. 1-Oct. 31 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT Sept. 1-Oct. 31 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish Sept. 1-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

from fish barrier dam to headwaters

and all tributaries and their tributaries

except Channel Creek (824)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Channel Creek (Whatcom Co.) All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Sept. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SAUK RIVER (Skagit/Snohomish Co.)

from mouth to Darrington Bridge

(828)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Apr. 30 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. First Sat. in June-Feb. 28: Internal

combustion motors prohibited.

Hilt, White, and Dan's creeks

(Skagit/Snohomish Co.)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules.

SAUK RIVER (Skagit/Snohomish Co.)

from Darrington Bridge to Whitechuck

River (828)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Feb. 28 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Clear Creek (Snohomish Co.) above

Asbestos Creek Falls

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SAUK RIVER (Skagit/Snohomish

Co.) from Whitechuck River upstream,

including NORTH FORK and SOUTH

FORK to Elliott Creek (828)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Falls, Cadet, Elliott creeks

(Snohomish Co.)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide minimum size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

Sloan Creek (Snohomish Co.) All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Catch-and-release. Selective gear rules.

SAUK RIVER, SOUTH FORK

(Snohomish Co.) above Elliott Creek

(828)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Aug. 31 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

SUIATTLE RIVER (Skagit Co.)

(832)

ALL SPECIES - selective gear rules.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Min. size 20". May be retained as part the TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Min. size 8". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Big (above TeePee falls), Grade,

Tenas, All, Straight, Buck (above

upper boundary of Buck Creek

Campground), Lime, Downey,

Sulphur, Milk, and Canyon

creeks (Skagit/Snohomish Co.)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

WHITECHUCK RIVER (Snohomish

Co.)

ALL Species - selective gear rules.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Min. size 8". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Pugh, Owl, and Camp creeks

(Snohomish Co.)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

WATER SPECIES SEASON ADDITIONAL rules

CASCADE RIVER (Skagit Co.) from

mouth to Rockport-Cascade Rd. Bridge

(826)

ALL SPECIES - June 1-July 15 and Sept. 16-Nov. 30: anti-snagging rule and night closure.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout June 1-July 15 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT June 1-July 15 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish June 1-July 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

Dolly Varden/Bull Trout Sept. 16-Feb. 28 Min. size 20". May be retained as part of TROUT daily limit.

All Other TROUT Sept. 16-Feb. 28 Min. size 14". Daily limit 2.

Other Game Fish Sept. 16-Feb. 28 Statewide min. size/daily limit.

SALMON June 1-July 15 Min. size 12". Daily limit 4 hatchery CHINOOK only. Up to 2 may be

adults.

SALMON Sept. 16-Nov. 30 Min. size 12". Daily limit 4 COHO only.

Jordan Creek (Skagit Co.) All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules.

CASCADE RIVER (Skagit Co.) from

Rockport/Cascade Rd. Bridge upstream

including forks (826)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Feb. 28 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be

retained. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited.

Boulder, Marble, Found, and Kindy

creeks (Skagit Co.)

All Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Catch-and-release. Selective gear rules.

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
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