Posted: Tuesday, 26 June 2012 6:13AM
Sockeye Salmon Season Opening Early
MT. BAKER, Wash. -- We’re rounding the corner to sockeye season and the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is expecting Baker Lake to be just as packed as ever.
Last year more than 4,000 trailers and 9,300 fishermen tried their luck at the big catch.
Carol Gladsjo with the National Forest says the Department of Fish and Wildlife is opening the season early this year and the week of Fourth of July should be one of the busiest.
Gladsjo says just because the season is open, it doesn’t necessarily mean the fish are there yet especially with the season opening on July 1st.
Gladsjo asks that early morning fishers be considerate of campers as quiet hours don’t end until 8 a.m.
For more information contact the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Park.
Mt. Baker Ranger District: 360-856-5700
Camping is at Hoodoo Recreation at http://www.hoodoo.com/
Camping reservations: 877-444-6777
Puget Sound Energy Recreation Facilities: 360-853-8341
Fishing Regulations: 360-902-2500