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

December 28, 2006

Open winter fishery on Patterson Lake

Action: Open Patterson Lake (Winthrop) to fishing

Effective dates: Jan. 1, 2007 through March 15, 2007

Species affected: All gamefish, except bull trout

Location: Patterson Lake, located west of the town of Winthrop in Okanogan County

Reason for action: This opener is to take advantage of an abundant yellow perch population, which is beginning to compromise the trout fishery in Patterson Lake.

Other Information: Statewide gear, minimum size and daily limit rules are in effect, anglers should consult the latest pamphlet for individual species daily limits.

Note: Patterson Lake is closed to fishing for bull trout.

Information contacts: Bob Jateff, District 6 Fish Biologist, (509) 826-7341, Joe Miller, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624

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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