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

January 15, 2013

Part of North Fork Nooksack River will close to fishing

Action: Part of the North Fork Nooksack River will be closed to fishing.

Effective dates: Jan. 17 through Jan. 31, 2013.

Species affected: All species.

Location: The North Fork Nooksack River from the yellow post located at the upstream-most corner of the hatchery grounds, approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the mouth of Kendall Creek, downstream to the Mosquito Lake Road Bridge.

Reasons for action: The Kendall 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 2012-13 Fishing in Washington sport f