Snoqualmie River fishing hours restricted starting 9/1/2015

Action: Closed to fishing daily from 2 p.m. until one hour before official sunrise, from the mouth to Snoqualmie Falls.

Effective dates: Sept. 1, 2015, until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The Snoqualmie River from the mouth to Snoqualmie Falls.

Rules:

Closed to fishing daily from 2 p.m. until one hour before official sunrise. Selective gear rules. Salmon: daily limit 3 plus 1 additional pink, release chinook and chum. Trout: daily limit, 2, minimum size 14 inches. Gamefish: statewide minimum size/daily limit. Closed waters within Puget Power tunnel at falls and within 50 feet of any point on Puget Power’s lower plant #2 building (north bank).
Reason for action: Excessively warm water temperatures and low flows raise concern about increased mortality for released fish. Limiting fishing to cooler morning temperatures reduces hooking mortality.

Additional Information: Temperatures and flow are being monitored and restrictions may lift as water temperatures decrease and flows increase.

Information contact: Jennifer Whitney, District 13 fish biologist, (425) 775-1311.

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