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

October 9, 2007

Drano Lake open seven days a week

Action: Open Drano Lake seven days a week.

Effective dates: Immediately through Oct. 31, 2007

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead

Location: Drano Lake (Little White Salmon River) in Skamania County downstream of markers on the point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge.

Reasons for action: The Lake was originally closed from 6 p.m. Tuesdays through 6 p.m. Wednesdays during the month of October to avoid conflicts between a tribal commercial fishery and the sport fishery. The Yakama Nation has decided not to conduct the commercial fishery. This action allows the opportunity for additional sport fishing.

Other information: The salmon daily limit will be six fish, but no more than two adults. The salmon minimum size is 12 inches. Release wild coho. Trout is catch and release except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained. For other gamefish, the statewide minimum size and daily limit apply. A non-buoyant lure restriction is in effect Aug. 1 - Dec. 31.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211

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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