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

March 13, 2013

Vance Creek Pond #1 will open for spring break

Action: Open Vance Creek Pond #1 to fishing by juveniles, seniors (over 70 years old) and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card.

Effective dates: March 30 through April 7, 2013.

Species affected: Trout and other game fish

Location: Vance Creek Pond #1, Grays Harbor County.

Reasons for action: The opener will allow additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card on Vance Creek Pond #1 (Bowers Lake) during local school districts Spring Break. Vance Creek Pond # 1 is an "Opening Day" lake regulated for juvenile, senior, and disabled fishers only. Vance Creek Pond will re-open the fourth Saturday in April.

Other information: Area open to fishing March 30 through April 7 in Vance Creek Pond #1 only. Vance Creek Pond #2 (Lake Inez), west of Pond #1 will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener on the last Saturday in April.

Information contact: Mike Scharpf, WDFW Region 6 Montesano, District Fish Biologist (360) 249-1205.

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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