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

April 8, 2005

Harvest closed for Newman Lake tiger muskie

Action: The harvest of tiger muskie in Newman Lake (Spokane County) is prohibited from April 11, 2005 through May 15, 2005.

Effective dates: April 11, 2005 through May 15, 2005, inclusive.

Species affected: Tiger Muskie

Location: Newman Lake, Spokane County

Reason for action: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are continuing a three-year biotelemetry study on habitat use and behavior of tiger muskie in Newman Lake. Prohibiting harvest of tiger muskie from April 11 through May 15, 2005 will facilitate FDA compliance with regulations for fish that are anesthetized during capture and tagging activities scheduled for the week of April 11.

Information contact: John Whalen, Regional Fish Program Manager, (509) 456-4082. Randall Osborne, Fi