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.

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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