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

June 7, 2012

Two-pole endorsement to be suspended for four days at Wind River, Drano Lake

Action: Wind River and Drano Lake anglers will be limited to one pole each during the upcoming sturgeon retention season in Bonneville Pool

Species affected: All species

Effective dates: June 15, 16, 22, and 23, 2012

Location:

Wind River from the mouth (boundary line markers) to the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge.

Drano Lake downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Hwy. 14 Bridge.

Other information: Daily limit is 1 sturgeon, minimum size 38? fork length and 54? fork length. Statewide annual limit is 5 fish. Under permanent rules, only one single-point barbless hook is allowed when fishing for sturgeon.

Anglers with a two-pole endorsement may fish with two poles on all other days in June.

Reason for action: The Washington and Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife adopted the Bonneville Pool sturgeon retention summer fishery guidelines. The upcoming season includes all tributaries. A balance of 1,060 fish remains within this year's sturgeon guideline for Bonneville Pool and its tributaries. To help ensure that the overall catch remains within the guideline, this emergency regulation change makes the number of rods allowed per angler at Wind River and Drano Lake consistent with the adjacent mainstem Columbia.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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.