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Wild Steelhead Coalition urges WDFW to keep popular catch and release fishery open, calls on legislators to fully fund Fish and Wildlife. “We’re deeply disappointed to learn that the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is planning to cut the iconic Skagit River steelhead season,” said Rich Simms, Wild Steelhead…
Please take this opportunity to speak up for the Skagit, its wild steelhead, and the thousands of anglers that want the Skagit to reclaim its mantle as a crown jewel of the steelheading world.
Please take a few minutes to review NMFS’s Proposed Evaluation and Pending Determination (PEPD) on the effects of the harvest of natural-origin steelhead in the Skagit River and submit your comments before January 8th.
The fishing might be tough these days, but as anglers we have a responsibility to help fund the management and conservation of our state’s fish and wildlife. We have the chance to do help make that happen tomorrow in Olympia at a hearing about House Bill 1647.
If WDFW’s plan is approved and agreements are reached with the National Marine Fisheries Service and co-manager tribes, the spring catch-and-release sportfishing season for steelhead on the famed Skagit River could reopen for the first time since 2010.
This month, WDFW designated the Elwha and Nisqually rivers as Wild Steelhead Gene Banks, which is welcome news, but the entire Skagit should be designated as well.