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

August 30, 2018

West Medical Lake fishing rules to change ahead of rehabilitation

Action: Allow retention of trout only, remove the daily catch limit for trout, and extend the fishing season.

Effective date: Aug. 31 through Oct. 7, 2018.

Species affected: Trout only.

Location: West Medical Lake (Spokane County).

Reason for action: West Medical Lake is scheduled to be treated with the piscicide rotenone for fish management purposes.

Additional information: West Medical Lake will be open to trout only with no daily catch limits. All other fish species must be returned to the lake. Closed to fishing for all species from Oct. 8, 2018, until further notice.

Information contact: Randy Osborne, District 2 fish biologist, 509-892-1001 ext. 302.

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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