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

July 17, 2015

Lower East Fork Lewis River to close to all angling; upper river to be closed daily after 2:00 p.m.

Action: East Fork Lewis from Lewisville Park downstream to close to all angling; Lewisville Park upstream to be closed daily from 2 pm. to one hour before official sunrise beginning Monday.

Species affected: All gamefish including hatchery steelhead

Effective date and locations: July 18, 2015, until further notice

East Fork Lewis from mouth upstream to top boat ramp at Lewisville Park - Closed to all angling.

East Fork Lewis River from top boat ramp at Lewisville Park upstream to 400 feet downstream of Horseshoe Falls - Closed to angling daily from 2 pm. to one hour before official sunrise.

Reason for action: The East Fork Lewis is experiencing extremely low flows and above normal water temperatures that may affect survival of ESA-listed wild summer steelhead handled during this fishery. Water temperatures can be higher on the lower river, necessitating a complete closure. The upper river remains open to fishing in the morning hours when water temperatures are cooler.

Other information: Night closure is in effect. Per permanent rules, closed waters from posted markers at the lower end of Big Eddy to 100 feet upstream of Lucia Falls and from 400 feet to 400 feet upstream of Moulton Falls. In addition, closed waters from 400 feet below Horseshoe Falls upstream to source.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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