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

June 19, 2019

Anderson Lake in Jefferson County will close to fishing

Action: Closes Anderson Lake (Jefferson County) to fishing.

Effective date: June 20 until further notice.

Species affected: All species.

Location: Anderson Lake (Jefferson County), located in Anderson Lake State Park.

Reason for action: Toxins produced from blue-green algae blooms have risen far above levels safe for recreation. As a result, Washington State Parks has closed the lake to recreational access. Given the extreme danger of being in contact with toxins in the water, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is also closing the lake to fishing until further notice.

Additional information: The Jefferson County Public Health Department provides information on algae blooms in Jefferson County and regular updates on the status of Anderson Lake on their website: https://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=305

Information contact: Mark Downen, 360-202-7005

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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