With returns of hatchery summer chinook salmon expected to exceed broodstock needs for egg-take at Wallace River Hatchery, the lower Skykomish River has been opened early to the keeping of kings.
The open section is from its mouth, (the confluence with the Snoqualmie River) upstream to the mouth of the Wallace River above Sultan with the following provisos by reach.
- mouth to Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe with bans on night fishing and potential snagging tackle going into effect Sunday, Aug. 1.
- Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe to Wallace River with bans night fishing and potential snagging tackle in effect now.
Anglers now may keep two hatchery chinook salmon per day with minimum size 12 inches as well as the gamefish species spelled out in the permanent fishing regulations on page 42.