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

April 9, 2004

Harvest closed for Newman Lake tiger muskie

Action: The harvest of tiger muskie in Newman Lake (Spokane County) will be prohibited from April 19 through May 23, 2004.

Effective dates: April 19 through May 23, 2004, inclusive.

Species affected: Tiger muskie.

Location: Newman Lake, Spokane County.

Reason for action: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are initiating a three-year biotelemetry study on habitat use and behavior of tiger muskie in Newman Lake. Prohibiting harvest of tiger muskie from April 19 through May 23, 2004, will facilitate FDA compliance with regulations for fish that are anesthetized during initial capture and tagging scheduled for the week of April 19.

Information contact: John Whalen, regional Fish Program Manager, (509) 456-4082.

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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