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

June 19, 2006

Salmon fishing opens June 21 on Icicle River

Action: Salmon fishing on the Icicle River will open beginning at 12:01 a.m. on June 21.

Species affected: Carson stock Chinook salmon.

Location: Icicle River, from 400 feet upstream of the mouth to 500 feet downstream of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery rack.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. June 21, 2006, until July 31.

Reason for action: Most of the spring chinook broodstock trapped to date at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery (LNFH) were stolen on the night of June 9, 2006. Additional fish needed to be trapped to replace those stolen. The LNFH has accomplished this task; to date more than 1,000 fish have been captured. The remaining fish returning to the Icicle River are available for harvest. Accordingly WDFW is reopening the fishery on 12.01 a.m. June 21.

Other Information: Carson stock spring chinook are not listed or protected under the Endangered Species Act. Night closure and non-buoyant lure restrictions will be in effect.

Information contact: Art Viola (509) 665-3337 or the Wenatchee Office (509)

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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