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

August 26, 2021

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery to close

Action: Closes salmon fishing.

Effective date: One hour after official sunset, Aug. 31, 2021.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan County).

Reason for action: The majority of adult sockeye salmon currently in Lake Wenatchee will soon become largely unavailable to anglers due to their annual migration to the spawning grounds on the White and Little Wenatchee rivers. Sockeye condition and desirability will have declined drastically. With so few sockeye present in Lake Wenatchee, closing this fishery will reduce unnecessary impacts to bull trout.

Information contact: Ephrata regional office, 509-754-4624, or email TeamEphrata@dfw.wa.gov.

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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