Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

June 19, 2012

Bridgeport Marina Park Lagoon reserved for "Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby"

Action: Temporary closure of Bridgeport Marina Park Lagoon, except open June 23 to juvenile anglers who are registered for the "Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby".

Effective dates: June 21 through June 23, 2012.

Species affected: All game fish

Location: Bridgeport Marina Park Lagoon, an inlet of the Columbia River within the Bridgeport City limits. That portion of the inlet which is inside and east of a barrier net excluding the inlet from the main portion of the Columbia River is temporarily closed.

Reason for action: To provide angling opportunity for anglers 14 years of age and younger during the "Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby". This portion of the Columbia River is currently open to fishing for all licensed adult and juvenile anglers. This temporary regulation will protect the trout stocked previously for the kid's derby and only allow juvenile anglers to fish a small inlet of the Columbia River during the derby.

Other Information: Each juvenile angler registered for the derby will be limited to two Rainbow Trout. For all other game fish, statewide minimum size and daily limits will apply. Anglers should consult the latest pamphlet for individual species daily limits.

Information contacts: Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337, Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624.

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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