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

July 24, 2012

Boat limits allowed during Baker Lake sockeye fishery

Action: Each angler aboard the vessel may continue to deploy angling gear until the daily limit of sockeye has been retained for all licensed and juvenile anglers.

Effective dates: Immediately through Sept. 4, 2012

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Baker Lake, upstream of the log boom barrier in front of upper Baker Dam to the mouth of Baker River.

Reasons for action: The return of Baker Lake sockeye is expected to far surpass escapement goals. Surplus sockeye salmon are available for harvest.

Other information: All other fishing regulations remain in effect as listed in the 2012/2013 Fishing in Washington, sport fishing rules pamphlet. Anglers are reminded to release all bull trout. The two pole endorsement is allowed for this fishery. The Catch Record Card Code for Baker Lake is 825. Please see the Baker sockeye web page at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html for further information on seasons, access sites and fish counts.

Information contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 ext. 270, barkdbcb@dfw.wa.gov

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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