Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

September 9, 2003

Bag limits waived on lakes and streams scheduled for rehabilitation

Action: Open currently closed waters, extend season on currently open waters, and remove daily bag limit for game fish on lakes and /or streams scheduled for rehabilitation.

Effective date: Effective immediately

Location: Blue Lake, Dusty Lake, Fishtrap Lake, Hog Canyon Lake, Hog Canyon Creek, Magpie Lake and Williams Lake.

Reason for action: These lakes / streams are scheduled for rehabilitation with Rotenone in October, and there is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.

Other Information: Blue Lake (Sinlahekin Creek, Okanogan County) - Effective immediately through October 12, 2003, open to fishing for game fish. Daily limit for game fish - none. Selective gear rules do not apply. Effective October 13 through October 31, 2003, closed to fishing.

Dusty Lake (Grant County) - Effective immediately through October 12, 2003, open to fishing for game fish. Daily limit for game fish - none.

Fishtrap Lake (Lincoln / Spokane County) - Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, open to fishing for game fish. Daily limit for game fish - none.

Hog Canyon Lake (Spokane County) - Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, open to fishing for game fish. Daily limit for game fish - none.

Hog Canyon Creek from the outlet dam at Hog Canyon Lake to the inlet of Fishtrap Lake (Spokane County) Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, daily limit for game fish - none. Effective 12:01 a.m. October 6, 2003 through October 31, 2003, Closed to fishing.

Magpie Lake (Grant County) - Effective immediately through October 12, 2003, daily limit for game fish - none. Effective October 13 through December 31, 2003, closed to fishing.

Williams Lake (Spokane County) Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, open to fishing for game fish. Daily limit for game fish - none.

Information contact: John Whalen, Regional Fish Manager, (509) 456-4082. Joe Foster, Regional Fish Manager, (509) 754-4624

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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