Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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 fishing pamphlet.

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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