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

October 4, 2005

Reiter Ponds section of the Skykomish River opens Oct. 8 for recreational fishing

Action: Open the Reiter Ponds section of the Skykomish River to recreational fishing.

Effective date: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at 6 a.m.

Species affected: All game fish, including hatchery steelhead.

Location: Skykomish River, from 1,500 feet upstream to 1,000 feet downstream of the Reiter Ponds Hatchery outlet.

Reason for action: The Reiter Ponds Hatchery has collected enough summer steelhead broodstock to meet production needs.

Other information: Public access through the Reiter Ponds Hatchery opens at 6 a.m.

Information contact: Chad Jackson, WDFW district fish biologist, (425) 775-1311, ext. 113.