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

September 7, 2011

Curl Lake to close for maintenance

Action: Closure of Curl Lake (Columbia County) to fishing for all species.

Dates: Sept. 8 through Oct. 31, 2011.

Species Affected: All fish

Reason for action: Curl Lake in the upper Tucannon River drainage will be drained in early September to allow the lake bed to dry out prior to scheduled maintenance dredging. Dredging is necessary to maintain the lake for spring chinook acclimation prior to release, and for trout fishing opportunities.

Other Information: Curl Lake, located in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wooten Wildlife Area, is scheduled to re-open for fishing the last Saturday in April 2012, consistent with fishing regulations in the department's current Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2011/2012 Fishing in Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for other regulations, etc.

Information 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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