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

May 14, 2007

Fishing closure for juvenile fishing and Safety Day Event

Action: Closes Kress Lake May 18 to fishing by the public for three days. The lake will open at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 20.

Effective Dates:

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

May 20 Lake closed until 6: 00 p.m., except the lake is open for juvenile anglers participating in the Safety Day Event May 20 from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

Location: Kress Lake is located near Kalama Washington in Cowlitz County. Kress Lake is owned by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a safe and successful event. The reason for closing the lake is to ensure safety for the public as well as the event participants. There is expected to be over 600 people participating in the Safety Day program.

Boats will be used for teaching safety classes to kids and adults. Closing the lake will alleviate any boat traffic from anglers and ensure fish are available for the juvenile fishing event.

Other Information: This is the third year the event has been held. The public is welcome to attend.

Information Contact: John Weinheimer, District 9 Fish Biolgist, (360)906-6746

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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