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

April 7, 2003

Sarge Hubbard Park Pond temporarily closed to fishing prior to 'Fishing Kids' youth fishing clinic

Action: Sarge Hubbard Park Pond will be closed to fishing for one day to protect catchable trout stocked specifically for the "Fishing Kids" youth fishing clinic which begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 17. The daily limit for trout is reduced to three fish on May 17 only.

Effective dates: 8 a.m. Friday, May 16 until 9 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2003

Species affected: All Species

Location: Sarge Hubbard Park located in the Yakima Greenway near the Greenway Auto Mall off of Yakima Avenue in Yakima.

Reason for action: Eliminate premature harvest of catchable trout that will be stocked on May 16 for the "Fishing Kids" event.

Other information: Sarge Hubbard Park Pond is open to fishing only to juvenile and disabled anglers. Juveniles must be 14 years of age or younger. All disabled anglers must possess a WDFW disability fishing license as described on page 12 in the 2002-03 sport fishing rules pamphlet. For information about the "Fishing Kids" youth fishing clinic, contact Bev Shuyler (509) 697-8208.

Information contact: Eric Anderson, District 8 Fish Biologist, (509) 457-9301 (Yakima)

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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