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

January 2, 2013

Part of the Cascade River will close to fishing

Action: Part of the Cascade River will be closed to fishing.

Effective dates: Jan. 5, through Jan. 31, 2013.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The Cascade River from the Rockport-Cascade Road downstream to the mouth.

Reasons for action: The Marblemount Hatchery has been unable to collect enough returning hatchery winter steelhead broodstock to meet egg take needs. Closure of the fishery is needed to collect sufficient fish to meet egg take needs.

Other information: On Feb. 1 the fishery will re-open to fishing as listed in the Sport fishing Rules 2012/2013 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON

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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