Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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.

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