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

February 22, 2019

Two Easton Ponds close to all fishing

Action: Temporarily close Easton Ponds 1 and 2 in Kittitas County to all fishing.

Effective date: March 1 through April 26, 2019.

Species affected: All species

Location: Easton Gravel Pit Ponds 1 and 2 adjacent to the Interstate 90 Easton Exit 71 in Kittitas County.

Reason for action: The Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project managers (Yakama Nation and WDFW) are using the two main gravel pit ponds at Easton to acclimate and release hatchery-reared coho salmon smolts this spring.The temporary closure of the ponds is necessary during the smolt acclimation period. Both ponds will be stocked with catchable trout before reopening.

Information contact: Marc Divens, District Fish Biologist, (509) 457-9301.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions 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.

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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