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

September 7, 2011

Baker Lake closes to sockeye fishing Sept. 12

Action: Close Baker Lake to the retention of sockeye

Effective dates: Sept. 12, 2011

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: Baker Lake, upstream of the log boom barrier in front of upper Baker Dam to the mouth of the Baker River.

Reasons for action: Baker Lake sockeye are no longer of sufficient quality to attract interest by anglers, and are moving toward spawning areas in anticipation of spawning activity.

Other information: All other fishing regulations remain in effect as listed in the 2011/2012 Fishing in Washington, sport fishing rules pamphlet. Anglers are reminded to release all bull trout.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 ext. 270.

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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