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

September 8, 2011

Rule changes for eastern Washington lakes scheduled for rehabilitation

Action: Remove daily bag and size limits, gear and motor restrictions, and change season for game fish on lakes scheduled for rehabilitation.

Effective dates: Immediately

Species affected: All game species.

Locations:

Alta Lake (Okanogan County): Effective immediately through September 30, 2011, open to fishing. No daily limit for game fish. No daily size limit for game fish. Closed to fishing from October 1, 2011 until further notice.

Fish Lake and Schallow Pond (Okanogan County): Effective immediately through October 21, 2011, open to fishing. No daily limit for game fish. No daily size limit for game fish. Closed to fishing from October 22, 2011 until further notice.

Reason: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation utilizing rotenone.

Information contact: Jeff Korth, Regional Fish Manager, Ephrata (509-754-4624), Bob Jateff, Fish & Wildlife Biologist (509-997-0316).

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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