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Tag: Baker Lake sockeye salmon


State allows boat limits during Baker Lake sockeye fishery

The state is allowing each angler aboard a vessel on Baker Lake to continue “to deploy angling gear until the daily limit of sockeye has been retained for all licensed and juvenile anglers onboard.”

The rule change is effective through Sept. 4, and applies only for sockeye salmon.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the return of Baker Lake sockeye is expected to far surpass escapement goals, making the additional sockeye salmon available for harvest.

All other fishing regulations remain in effect as listed in the 2012/2013 Fishing in Washington sport fishing rules pamphlet. Anglers are reminded to

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Baker Lake sockeye fishery to open for first time

For the first time, anglers will be able to fish for sockeye salmon in Baker Lake, the state just announced. The opening, starting Thursday, will happen because the fish are returning in significantly higher numbers than expected.

From Thursday until further notice, anglers can retain up to two adult sockeye salmon that exceed 18 inches in length from Baker Dam upstream to the mouth of the Baker River.

All other salmon must be released, and no fishing will be allowed between the dam and the log boom at the lower end of the lake.

More than 10,000 sockeye have

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