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

October 10, 2014

Amend recreational fishing rules at Bowers Lake (Vance Creek Pond #1; Grays Harbor Co.)

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

Effective dates: One hour before official sunrise on Oct. 18 to one hour after official sunset on Nov. 30, 2014.

Species affected: Rainbow Trout

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

Reason for action: 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: Bowers Lake will be closed to fishing after Nov. 30, 2014. The lake will re-open to fishing on the 4th Saturday in April and trout harvest rules will revert to: No minimum size; daily limit 5; up to 2 over 15".

Information Contact: Mike Scharpf, District 17 Fish Biologist, Region 6, Raymond.Scharpf@dfw.wa.gov or (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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