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

October 20, 2015

Remaining drought closures lifted in the Yakima Basin

Action: Lifts closure in the Yakima Basin

Effective date: Immediately

Species affected: All game fish (trout, whitefish, etc.)


1) Ahtanum Creek, including the North Fork and Middle Fork

2) Little Naches River

3) Teanaway River, including the West, Middle and North Forks

Reason for action: Cooler weather and recent precipitation have increased flows in these tributaries eliminating the need for the drought-related fishing closures adopted in mid-July.

Additional Information: The fishing season in all three locations is open through Oct. 31. See pages 64-66 in the 2015-16 fishing rules pamphlet for trout minimum size, daily limit and gear rules.

Information contacts: John Easterbrooks, Regional Fish Program Manager, (509) 457-9330.

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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