Skagit-Sauk C&R Steelhead Fishery Scratched Due To Low Run Forecast

The one bright spot in the never-ending downward spiral of steelhead numbers on Puget Sound and the fishing opportunity that came along with it just took it in the shorts.

With low numbers of wild steelhead projected to return to the Skagit Basin, fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today that the Skagit steelhead catch-and-release fishery will not open this year.

Only 3,963 wild adult steelhead are expected to return to the Skagit Basin this year from Puget Sound.

LINK (via: Northwest Sportsman)

 

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