Plan submitted for Skagit River steelhead fishery

Fisheries managers are considering a plan to reopen the popular wild winter steelhead fishery on the Skagit River.

Anglers have been unable to fish for wild steelhead on the Skagit River since 2010, when the winter catch-and-release fishery was closed because of low numbers of the threatened fish species returning to area rivers.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries is reviewing a steelhead management plan submitted to the federal agency in November by the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and area tribes.

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