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

August 21, 2014

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery season to close end of Labor Day

Action: Lake Wenatchee closes for sockeye salmon fishing.

Effective date: Sept. 1, 2014 (one hour after official sunset).

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan Co.)

Reason for action: The majority of adult sockeye salmon currently in Lake Wenatchee will soon become largely unavailable to anglers due to their annual migration to the spawning grounds on the White and Little Wenatchee Rivers. Sockeye condition and desirability will have declined drastically. This closure will further reduce unnecessary impacts to Bull Trout with such relatively few sockeye still being present in Lake Wenatchee.

Information contact: Travis Maitland, (509) 665-3337, (Wenatchee District Office) (509) 662-0452, Jeff Korth (509) 765-8255

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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