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

May 21, 2004

Gilchrist Pond (Whitman County) temporarily closed in preparation for Fishing Kids youth fishing clinic

Action: Gilchrist Pond will be closed to fishing for four days to protect catchable trout stocked specifically for the "Fishing Kids" fishing clinic, which begins a 9 a.m. Saturday June 12.

Effective date: 8 a.m. Tuesday June 8 until 9 a.m. Saturday June 12, 2004

Species affected: All species

Location: Gilchrist Pond located in Whitman County approximately six miles southwest of Colfax, off of Union Flat Road.

Reason for action: Eliminate premature harvest of catch-able trout dedicated to the "Fishing Kids" event.

Other information: For information about the "Fishing Kids" youth fishing clinic at Gilchrist Pond, contact Whitman County 4H (509) 397-6290

Information contact: John Whalen, Regional Fish Manager, (509) 456-4082

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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