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

October 21, 2014

Spring Lake and Blue Lake season extension

Action: Extend the fishing season on Spring Lake and Blue Lake, within the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wooten Wildlife Area in Columbia Co.

Effective date: Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014

Species affected: Rainbow Trout

Location: Spring Lake and Blue Lake, WDFW Wooten Wildlife Area, Columbia Co.

Reason for action: This fishing rule change will provide additional recreational opportunity for hunters and others that would like to fish these lakes in late fall when they are visiting the Wooten Wildlife Area.

These lakes are managed with hatchery trout. There are sufficient trout available within these lakes for harvest after Oct. 31.

Other information: Fishing from a floating device prohibited. Trout: No minimum size. Daily limit 5. Up to 2 over 13" may be retained. Other game fish: Statewide min. size / daily limit.

Anglers are reminded to refer to the 2014 / 2015 Fishing in Washington sport fishing rules pamphlet for other regulations, including safety closures, etc.

Information contact: John Whalen, Region 1. (509) 892-7861.

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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