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

May 4, 2016

Northern State Hospital Pond to close for Kids Fishing Derby

Action: Closes Northern State Hospital Pond to fishing. The Pond will open May 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Kids Fishing Derby.

Effective dates: May 5 through May 6, 2016.

Species affected: All gamefish.

Location: Northern State Hospital Pond, located outside Sedro-Woolley in Skagit County

Reasons for action: This rule change is necessary to ensure a successful derby. The fish will be planted in the pond two days prior to the event to better acclimate them.

Other information: The Kids derby is sponsored by the Wildcat Steelhead. For information on how you can participate, please contact Mike Rathvon Wildcat Steelhead Club at (360) 708-9284

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 ext. 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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