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

October 9, 2014

Amend recreational fishing rules at Rattlesnake Lake (King Co.)

Action: Increase the daily limit of trout to 10 fish with no size restriction.

Effective Dates: One hour before official sunrise on Oct. 18, 2014 to one hour after official sunset on Feb. 1, 2015.

Species affected: Trout

Location: Rattlesnake Lake (King Co.)

Reason for action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will increase winter recreational opportunity in inland waters throughout the Puget Sound region by stocking more than 300,000 catchable-size (10 to 12 inches) or larger Rainbow Trout.

Other information: Selective gear rules are still in effect at Rattlesnake Lake. The fishery will revert to catch-and-release only beginning on February 2, 2015. An allotment of catchable-size Rainbow Trout will be stocked in early to mid-February to replenish the fishery.

Information Contact: Justin Spinelli, Fish Biologist, Region 4, Justin.Spinelli@dfw.wa.gov or 360-466-4345 ext. 242

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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