Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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March 6, 2015

Lake Tapps closes to fishing

Action: Closes Lake Tapps to fishing.

Effective Dates: March 10, 2015 until further notice.

Species affected: All fish

Location: Lake Tapps (Pierce Co.)

Reason for action: Water levels in the lake have been drawn down and fish are concentrated in small pools. Leaving the lake open will be detrimental to the fish communities in these small pools. The lake is being closed to prevent excessive harvest of the fish in the lake and to improve the quality of the fishery after the lake refills. The lake will re-open once lake levels are sufficient to sustain a fishery.

Information contact: Tara Livingood, Pierce Co. Fish Biologist, (360) 628-4223

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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