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

August 14, 2015

Drought conditions prompt "hoot-owl" fishing restrictions on Peshastin Creek and tributaries

Action: Peshastin Creek and all tributaries are closed to fishing from 2:00 p.m. to midnight.

Effective date: Immediately until further notice.

Species affected: All species

Location: Peshastin Creek, a tributary of the Wenatchee River (Chelan Co.), and all tributaries of Peshastin Creek.

Reason for action: Low water flows and higher than normal water temperatures this summer are creating poor conditions for fish stocks. There areas are closed to fishing from 2:00 p.m. to midnight until water conditions improve.

Information contacts: Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624, Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337.

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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