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

March 14, 2014

Bowers Lake (Vance Creek Pond #1) will open to fishing during spring break

Action: Open Bowers Lake (Vance Creek Pond #1) to fishing by juveniles (under 15 years of age), seniors (70 years old and over) and anglers with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife disability status and who have a designated harvester card only.

Effective dates: April 5 through April 13, 2014.

Species affected: Trout and other game fish

Location: Bowers Lake (Vance Creek Pond #1), Grays Harbor Co.

Reasons for action: The opener will allow additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and anglers with a disability who have the designated harvester card on their person on Bowers Lake (Vance Creek Pond #1) during spring break for local school districts. Bowers Lake is an ?Opening Day? lake regulated for juvenile, senior, and anglers with WDFW disability status and who have a designated harvester card only. Bowers Lake will re-open April 26, 2014.

Other information: Area open to fishing April 5 through April 13 is Bowers Lake only. Lake Inez (Vance Creek Pond #2), west of Bowers Lake will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener on April 26, 2014.

Information contact: Mike Scharpf, 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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