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

April 13, 2005

Kress Lake closed to fishing May 6 to 6:00 p.m. May 8

Action: Closes Kress Lake to fishing by the public two days prior to the May 8 Safety Day event. The lake will re-open to the public at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8th.

Effective Dates:

May 6 12: 01 a.m., entire lake closed to public fishing May 7 lake closed May 8 entire lake closed to fishing, except netted area open to Safety Day event participants only 8: 00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. lake re-opens to public fishing at 6: 00 p.m.

Location: Kress Lake is located near Kalama, Washington in Cowlitz County.

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a successful Safety Day event. Several thousand fish will be placed into netted areas along the west end of the lake, near the boat ramp, two days prior to the event to allow the fish to acclimate to their new surroundings and provide a better fishing experience. On the day of the event, kids ages 14 and under will be allowed to fish in the netted area as part of the Safety Day program. The pond will not re-open to the public until 6:00 p.m. on May 8.

Other Information: This is the second year the event has been held, but the first year the lake will be closed to public fishing to accommodate the special activities. The public is welcomed to attend.

Information Contact: Stacie Kelsey, Inland Fish Program, 360-906-6706

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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