State Fish and Wildlife will increase the daily catch limit for hatchery winter steelhead from two to three on the Cascade River mouth up to the Rockport-Cascade Road from Dec. 16 through Feb. 15.
The Marblemount Hatchery on the Cascade River won’t be taking broodstock for the 2014-15 season.
In other action, a section of the Tokul Creek area will open earlier than expected for hatchery steelhead, trout and other gamefish.
The new rule change at Tokul Creek from the Fish Hatchery Road Bridge up to the posted cable boundary marker below the hatchery intake will be open from 7 a.m. this Saturday (Dec. 13) through 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.
Usually this area is closed until Jan. 15 for steelhead egg taking purposes, but the Tokul Creek Hatchery facility has achieved their spawning escapement goals.
Tokul Creek remains open from the mouth to the downstream edge of the Fish Hatchery Road Bridge. Tokul Creek is closed to fishing daily from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. All sections of Tokul Creek will close Feb. 16 to protect wild steelhead.