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

June 13, 2006

Gilchrist Pond (Whitman Co.) temporarily closed to fishing for Fishing Kids youth fishing clinic

Action: Gilchrist Pond will be closed to fishing for three days to protect catchable trout stocked specifically for the Fishing Kids fishing clinic, which begins a 9:00 a.m. Saturday June 17.

Effective date: 8:00 a.m. Wednesday June 14 until 9:00 a.m. Saturday June 17, 2006

Species affected: All species

Location: Gilchrist Pond located in Whitman County approximately six miles southwest of Colfax, off of Union Flat Road.

Reason for action: Eliminate premature harvest of catch-able trout dedicated to the Fishing Kids event.

Other information: For information about the Fishing Kids youth fishing clinic at Gilchrist Pond, contact Whitman County 4H (509) 397-6290

Information contact: John Whalen, Regional Fish Manager, (509) 456-4082

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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