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Tokul Creek opens Dec. 21 for steelhead fishing

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
December 18, 2012 4:27 pm

The state announced this afternoon that Tokul Creek will open early for hatchery steelhead and other gamefish. The creek, a tributary of the Snoqualmie River, is east of Fall City in King County.

The creek will be open from the Fish Hatchery Road bridge to the posted cable boundary marker downstream of the hatchery intake for trout and other gamefish. The opening begins at 7 a.m. Friday and runs through Feb. 15.

This section of Tokul Creek is closed in the permanent regulations until Jan.15 to allow for winter steelhead broodstock collection at the Tokul Creek Hatchery. However, the hatchery facility is ahead of schedule in collecting winter steelhead broodstock, allowing for expanded fishing opportunity in the creek, said a state Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.

The creek remains open from the mouth to the downstream edge of the Fish Hatchery Road bridge as listed in the fishing rules pamphlet. It is closed to fishing daily from 5 p.m.-7 a.m. Anti-snagging rules are in effect. Trout minimum length is 14 inches. All sections of Tokul Creek will close Feb. 16 to protect wild steelhead.

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