Popular Skagit steelhead fishery may be cut in 2020

With fairly strong returns of wild winter and spring steelhead in recent years, the Skagit provides a unique opportunity for anglers to catch and release these iconic fish without extensive travel. Unfortunately, due to a 21 million dollar WDFW budget deficit, “the current Skagit catch and release fishery will not receive funding and thus that fishery will be eliminated.”

The Wild Steelhead Coalition is urging the WDFW to keep the popular Skagit River catch and release fishery open and calls on legislators to fully fund Fish and Wildlife.

LINK (via: The Wild Steelhead Coalition)


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