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

March 29, 2013

Allowing the attachment of internal combustion motors on floating devices at Washburn Island Pond

ACTION: Internal combustion motors may be attached to floating devices, but may not be used when fishing on Washburn Island Pond (Okanogan County).

SPECIES AFFECTED: All game fish.

FISHING AREA LOCATION AND EFFECTIVE DATES: Washburn Island Pond (Okanogan County) from April 1, 2013 until further notice.

REASON FOR CHANGE: On March 3, 2013, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved sport-fishing rule proposal #7, which allows internal combustion motors to be attached to floating devices on Washburn Island Pond, beginning April 1, 2013. However, anglers on the pond may not operate internal combustion motors that are attached to floating devices when the anglers are fishing on the pond. This emergency rule allows the implementation of sport-fishing rule proposal #7 until the permanent rule takes effect.

Information contacts: Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager (Ephrata), (509) 754-4624, Bob Jateff, District 6 Fish Biologist (Methow, Okanogan), (509) 997-0316

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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