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

August 14, 2015

Drought conditions prompt "hoot-owl" fishing restrictions on Mill Creek (Walla Walla County)

Action: Mill Creek is closed to fishing from 2:00 p.m. to midnight.

Effective date: Immediately until further notice.

Species affected: All species

Location: Mill Creek (Walla Walla County) from Bennington Dam to State Line

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

Information contacts: Chris Donley Regional Fish Program Manager (509) 892- 1001 ext. 307.

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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