Skagit River fishing closure dates change

October 10, 2018

Steve Fransen fishes near the Skagit River boat ramp in Concrete in April.

The Skagit River will be closed to recreational fishing Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10-11, the state Department of Fish & Wildlife announced Monday.

The state previously planned to close the river to recreational fishing Oct. 9-10 to avoid overlapping with tribal fisheries.

Those tribal fisheries were rescheduled for Oct. 10-11, so the state adjusted the recreational closure to match it, according to a news release.

The Skagit River will be closed from the mouth of the river to 200 feet upstream of the Baker River, which meets with the Skagit River near Concrete.

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