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

April 10, 2007

Bradley Lake rules change to accomodate juvenile fishing

Action: Close Bradley Lake to fishing by the public for one day and re-open under temporary juvenile-fishing-only rules.

Effective dates: May 18, 12: 01 a.m.: entire lake closed to fishing

May 19, 7 a.m., through June 3: open to fishing for juvenile anglers only (14 years and younger)

June 4, 12: 01 a.m.: lake reopens to public fishing

Location: Bradley Lake is located east of State route 161 on Puyallups South Hill, Pierce County.

Reasons for action: This rule change is necessary to assure two safe and successful fishing events for juvenile anglers at Bradley Lake. The first of these youth fishing events traditionally has been held at Wapato Lake, which was closed to public access due to water quality and public health concerns, so sponsors had to find a new place to hold the highly popular event. Trout for these events will be stocked on Friday, May 18, and closing the lake will ensure there are fish for youngsters to catch during the following three weekends. From May 19 through June 3, only anglers under the age of 15 will be allowed to fish. The pond will reopen to anglers 15 and over on June 4.

Information contact: Terry Rudnick, WDFW Youth Sport fishing Coordinator, (360) 902-2687.

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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