Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

March 22, 2017

Vance Creek Pond #1 will open to fishing for Spring Break

Action: Open Bowers Lake, also known as Vance Creek Pond #1, to fishing by juveniles (under 15 years of age), seniors (70 years old and over) and anglers with WDFW disability status and have a designated harvester card only.

Effective dates: April 1 through April 9, 2017.

Species affected: Trout and other game fish

Location: Bowers Lake (Vance Creek Pond #1) in Grays Harbor County

Reasons for action: The opener will provide additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and anglers with a disability and have a designated harvester card on their person on Bowers Lake during Spring Break for local school districts. Bowers Lake is an "opening day" lake regulated for juvenile, senior, and anglers with WDFW disability status and a designated harvester card only. Bowers Lake will re-open Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Other information: Lake Inez, (Vance Creek Pond #2) west of Bowers Lake, will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Information contact: Mike Scharpf, WDFW Region 6, District Fish Biologist, Montesano, (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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