Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

September 13, 2006

Rules change for eastern lakes scheduled for rehabilitation

Action: Remove daily bag and size limits and change season for game fish on lakes scheduled for rehabilitation. Close Alkali Lake to fishing during treatment period.

Effective dates: Effective Immediately

Species affected: All game species

Location: Grant County: Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake, Mirror Lake, Park Lake, Blue Lake, Alkali Lake

Okanogan County: Pearrygin Lake, Long Lake

Stevens County: McDowell Lake

Vic Meyers (Rainbow) Lake, Mirror Lake, and Park Lake (Grant County): Effective immediately through October 29, 2006, open to fishing. No daily limit for game fish. No daily size limit for game fish. Closed to fishing October 30, 2006 until further notice.

Blue Lake (Grant County): Effective immediately through October 22, 2006, open to fishing. No daily limit for game fish. No daily size limit for game fish. Closed to fishing October 23, 2006 until further notice.

Alkali Lake (Grant County): Statewide rules through October 22. Closed to fishing October 23, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

Pearrygin Lake (Okanogan County): Effective immediately through October 8, 2006, open to fishing. No daily limit for game fish. No daily size limit for game fish. Closed to fishing October 9, 2006 until further notice.

Long Lake (Okanogan County): Effective immediately through October 1, 2006, open to fishing. No daily limit for game fish. No daily size limit for game fish. Closed to fishing October 2, 2006 until further notice.

McDowell Lake (Stevens County): Effective immediately through October 1, 2006, open to fishing. No daily limit for game fish. No daily size limit for game fish. Special Rules: Catch-and-release and selective gear rules are suspended. Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor prohibited. Closed October 2, 2006 until further notice.

Reason for action: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation utilizing rotenone.

Information contact: Joseph Miller, Regional Fish Manager, Ephrata (509-754-4624), Jeff Korth, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, (509-754-4624), Bob Jateff, Fish & Wildlife Biologist (509-826-7341), John Whalen, Regional Fish Manager, Spokane (509-892-7861), Curt Vail, Fish & Wildlife Biologist (509-684-7452)

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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