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

April 19, 2016

Trout minimum size limit change on Baker Lake

Action: Change trout minimum size limit to 10 Inches.

Effective dates: April 23 through June 30, 2016.

Species affected: All trout

Location: Baker Lake.

Reasons for action: As part of a study to evaluate the collection efficiency of the new juvenile fish collection facility on trout, fish up to 10 inches in length with pit tags have been released into the lake. Current regulations are being amended to protect the study fish. Anglers are asked to handle and release any trout caught smaller than 10 inches with extreme care.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull District 14 Fish Biologist 360-466-4345 x 270 barkdbcb@dfw.wa.gov

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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