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,