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

March 21, 2018

Vance Creek Pond #1 will open to fishing over 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: March 31 through April 8, 2018.

Species affected: Trout and other game fish.

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

Reasons for action: The opener will allow additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and anglers with a disability who have the designated harvester card on their person at Bowers Lake (Vance Creek Pond #1) during spring break for local school districts.

Bowers Lake will re-open to fishing as scheduled Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Other information: The area open to fishing March 31 through April 8, 2018, is Bowers Lake only. Lake Inez (Vance Creek Pond #2), west of Bowers Lake will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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