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

January 24, 2013

Whatcom Creek will re-open to fishing

Action: Opens Whatcom Creek.

Effective dates: Feb. 1 through Feb. 28.

Species affected: All species of fish.

Location: Whatcom Creek, from the mouth to Woburn Street Bridge.

Reasons for action: Hatchery winter steelhead broodstock collection will be completed Feb. 1. Hatchery steelhead not retained at the hatchery by this date are available for harvest.

Other information: Check the 2012-13 Sportfishing pamphlet (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/) for daily catch limits and other regulations.

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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