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July 30, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Okanogan County’s Salmon Creek to open for smallmouth bass and eastern brook trout

Salmon Creek in Okanogan County from the mouth to Conconully Reservoir Dam opens for smallmouth bass and eastern brook trout Aug. 1 through Oct. 31.

The creek has been designated as a recovery stream for ESA-listed steelhead. Sufficient water has been procured for Salmon Creek to attract steelhead to spawn, but competition and predation by non-native species such as brook trout and smallmouth bass will hinder recovery efforts.

For smallmouth bass there is no size restrictions and the daily limit 10. For eastern brook trout there is no minimum size and the daily limit 10. Selective gear rules are in effect.

All other trout, salmon, and steelhead species must be released (steelhead may not be completely removed from the water).

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