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Skate Creek Fishing

Season: June 1 – October 31

Species: Rainbow Trout, Whitefish

Skate Creek is no longer stocked with fish. Tacoma Power and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will not stock Skate Creek with catchable trout in the future.  This is in order to comply with new State regulations prohibiting stocking catchable trout species in anadromous waters.  Skate Creek qualifies as “anadromous waters” because of the ongoing salmon/steelhead reintroduction program for the upper Cowlitz River. This creek is still fished because it is easily accessible from the 52 Rd. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sport Fishing Rules. For more information contact the Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station at (360) 497-1100.