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

March 21, 2011

Vance Creek Pond #1 will open for fishing to juveniles, seniors and holders of a disability license

Action: Open Vance Creek Pond #1 to fishing by juveniles (under 15 years old), seniors (70 years of age and older), anglers with a disability who have a Department of Fish and Wildlife reduced-fee license or designated harvester cards only.

Effective dates: March 26 through April 10, 2011.

Species affected: Trout and other game fish.

Location: Vance Creek Pond #1, Grays Harbor County.

Reasons for action: The opener will allow additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and holders of a Department of Fish and Wildlife disability license during the local school districts' spring break. Vance Creek Pond # 1 is an "Opening Day" lake with juvenile, senior, and disabled regulations, and will re-open the last Saturday in April.

Other information: Area open to fishing March 26 through April 10 in Pond #1 only. Vance Creek Pond #2, west of Pond #1, will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener on the last Saturday in April.

Information contact: Richard Ereth, Region 6 Montesano, Fish Biologist (360) 249-1299.

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.

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