Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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September 30, 2011

Daily limit of trout increased on Scanewa Lake

Action: Increase trout daily limit to 10 in Scanewa Lake

Effective dates: Oct. 1, 2011 until further notice

Species affected: Trout

Location: Scanewa Lake (Cowlitz Falls Reservoir)

Reasons for action: Increase bag limit on stocked rainbow trout to encourage late season fishing effort to increase the overall harvest rate.

Other information: Rainbow trout (with clipped adipose fins) are stocked annually in Lake Scanewa as part of Lewis County PUD's federal license to operate Cowlitz Falls Dam. Many of these fish still remain available for harvest and these regulations are proposed to provide and increased opportunity for the angling public to harvest these fish this fall. The increased daily catch limit is intended to increase participation in this fishery and allow increased harvest of these fish that have grown to a good size. Other regulations that will remain in effect include; 8" minimum size limit, release all cutthroat, and release rainbow trout except those having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the location of the adipose clipped fin.

Information contact: Wolf Dammers (360) 696-6211

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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