Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

February 15, 2011

Sport clam season opens early at Point Whitney Lagoon

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Point Whitney Lagoon will open on March 1, 2011.

Effective date: March 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Point Whitney Lagoon. The beach is located in Jefferson County on Hood Canal.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population will support a recreational season during the month of March.

Information contact: Alex Bradbury, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 586-1498, ext. 208.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.