WDFW Fishing Rule Change:
WDFW closes the Nooksack River to all fishing
Action: Close the Nooksack River and all forks to fishing.
Species affected: All species.
Locations and effective dates:
This closure is in effect beginning Jan. 1, 2017, until further notice in the following locations:
- The Nooksack River, from the mouth to the confluence of the North and South Forks.
- The North Fork Nooksack, from the mouth to Nooksack Falls.
- The Middle Fork Nooksack, from the mouth to city of Bellingham diversion dam.
- The South Fork Nooksack, from the mouth to Skookum Creek.
Reasons for action: The Kendall Creek Hatchery is expecting a very low return of hatchery winter steelhead this year as there were no hatchery releases of smolt in 2014 or 2015.
Other information: Salmon fisheries and gamefish fisheries will remain open as describe as listed in the Sport fishing Rules 2016/2017 pamphlet, until Jan. 1, 2017.
Information Contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311.