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

June 22, 2006

Reiter Ponds section of Skykomish River to open early

Action: Open that section of the Skykomish River near Reiter Ponds Hatchery currently listed in the 2006/2007 sport fishing rule pamphlet as Closed Waters to fishing for gamefish.

Effective date: 4:00 a.m., June 24, 2006

Species affected: Steelhead, Trout, Dolly Varden/Bull Trout, and all other gamefish.

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

Reason for action: Reiter Ponds Hatchery has collected enough steelhead brood stock to meet egg take goals.

Other information: Fishing for salmon remains closed until Sept. 1 in the section of the Skykomish River 1,500 feet upstream and 1,000 feet downstream of the hatchery outlet. Fishing from a floating device is prohibited from June 24 through Feb. 28 and a night closure and non-buoyant lure restriction are in effect from June 24 through November 30.

Information contact: Chad Jackson, 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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