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

April 15, 2011

Hood Park Pond closed to fishing prior to youth fishing event

Action: Temporary closure of Hood Park Pond to public fishing (near the mouth of the Snake River) to allow for a kids fishing event.

Species affected: Game fish

Dates: April 20 through April 23, 2011.

Reason for action: A kids fishing event is planned for April 23 and a closure to the general public is needed to ensure adequate numbers of fish are available for the kids fishing day. Hood Park Pond will be closed to the general public on April 20 through 22 and open only to juvenile anglers (under age 15) during April 23. The pond reopens to the general public on April 24.

Other Information: Regulations consistent with the fishing pamphlet will resume on April 24.

Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2010/2011 Fishing in Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet (in effect through April 30, 2011), and the new 2011/2012 sport fishing rules pamphlet (in effect May 1, 2011) for other regulations, including safety closures.

Contact: Glen Mendel (509) 382-1005

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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