Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

March 26, 2008

Vance Creek Pond #1 provides fishing opportunity to juveniles, seniors and holders of a disability license

Action: Open Vance Creek Pond #1 to fishing by juveniles, seniors (over 70 years old) and persons with Department of Fish and Wildlife disability licenses only.

Effective dates: March 29, 2008 through April 6, 2008.

Species affected: All game fish

Location: Vance Creek (Elma) Pond #1, Grays Harbor County.

Reasons for action: The nine-day opener will allow additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and holders of a Department of Fish and Wildlife disability license during local school districts spring break. Vance Creek Pond # 1 is an (Opening Day) lake with juvenile, senior, and disabled regulations, and will re-open April 26, 2008.

Other information: Area open to fishing March 29 through April 6 in Pond #1 only. Vance Creek Pond #2, west of Pond 1 will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener on the last Saturday in April.

Information contact: Richard Ereth, Fish Biologist (360) 249 -4628 Ext. 271 or Terry Rudnick, Youth Sportfishing 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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