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

December 18, 2012

Open winter fishery on Leader Lake

Action: Open Leader Lake to fishing.

Effective dates: Jan. 1 through April 26, 2013

Species affected: All game fish

Location: Leader Lake, located 3 miles west of the town of Okanogan on Hwy 20.

Reason for action: This four month fishery will provide winter angling opportunity in the Omak/Okanogan area and take advantage of an abundant spiny ray population within Leader Lake. New regulations proposed for Leader Lake would open this water year around, and all public comment has been favorable.

Other Information: Statewide gear and freshwater species rules are in effect for all game fish.

Information contacts: Bob Jateff, District 6 Fish Biologist, (509) 997-0316, 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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