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

May 13, 2016

Lake Sylvia to close for kids-only fishing event

Action: Close Lake Sylvia to fishing by the public 12 hours prior to the kids-only fishing event. Lake Sylvia will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on June 11, 2016.

Effective dates: 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 10 through 6:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Location: Lake Sylvia (Grays Harbor Co.) Montesano, Washington

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to ensure a safe and successful kids fish-in event. The fish will be planted the evening prior to the event to better acclimate them to the lake.

Other Information: Organizers of this event donate time, effort, and money to raise and stock trout into Lake Sylvia. The organizers also help with other fishing events in local lakes. The expected participation for this year's event is about 350 kids. Lake Sylvia is open year-round with the exception of this closure.

For fishing derby information please contact the Montesano Moose Lodge at (360) 249-6211.

Information Contact: Mike Scharpf, Region 6 (360) 249-1205.

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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