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

April 15, 2004

Pine Lake (King County) will not open on April 24th for lowland lake trout fishing

Action: Extend closure at Pine Lake

Dates: 12:01 a.m. April 24, 2004 until further notice

Species affected: All game fish species

Location: Pine Lake (King County), near the City of Sammamish

Reason for action: City of Sammamish has closed public access at Pine Lake while construction projects to renovate park facilities are in progress. Park renovations will not be completed prior to the traditional lowland lakes opening day scheduled for Saturday, April 24th.

Other Information: The completion date for the park renovation is projected for the end of May, but an exact date is not known at this time. It is anticipated that Pine Lake will open in early June (6/5/2004 or 6/12/2004). When public access at Pine Lake is restored, a new regulation that prohibits internal combustion engines on the lake will be in effect. This new boater regulation was implemented by the City of Sammamish, effective January 2004.

Information Contact: Hope Gibson, City of Sammamish, (425) 898-0660, Park Construction Boat/Boater Regulation Information Larry Tsunoda, Inland Fish Biologist, (425) 775-1311, ext. 116, Fish Regulation Information

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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