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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

July 27, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Salmon Creek in Okanogan County to open for fishing

Fishing will open Saturday, July 28 through Oct. 31 on Salmon Creek in Okanogan County for smallmouth bass, brook trout, adipose-clipped rainbow trout.

According to a state Fish and Wildlife news release Salmon Creek is a recovery stream for steelhead listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, but sufficient water has been procured to attract spawning adult steelhead.

Non-native species such as smallmouth bass and eastern brook trout, and residual juvenile hatchery steelhead have increased competition and predation making recovery efforts more challenging.

There is no minimum size limit for smallmouth bass, eastern brook trout, and adipose-clipped rainbow trout. The daily limit for each species is 10. All other trout and salmon species must be released. Selective gear rules are in effect.

Only rainbow trout with a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the location of the clipped fin may be kept.

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