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

May 30, 2008

Blackman's Lake closed for juvenile fish derby

Action: Closes Blackman's Lake to fishing one day prior to a Snohomish Sportsmen's Club juvenile fishing derby, as well as the day of the event until 12:00 p.m. The area will re-open to all anglers at 12:01 p.m., June 7.

Effective dates:

10: 00 a.m. on June 6, to 7:59 a.m. on June 7, 2008 Blackman's Lake closed to all fishing.

June 7, 2008: Blackman's Lake will open only to participants in the juvenile fishing derby from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Blackman's Lake will reopen to all anglers at 12:01 p.m.

Species affected: All game fish.

Location: Blackman's Lake (Snohomish County) within the City of Snohomish

Reasons for action: Approximately one day prior to the juvenile fishing derby, hundreds of trout will be stocked into Blackman's Lake. To maximize juvenile catch rates Blackman's Lake will close at 10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2008 to assure a successful event.

Other information: The Snohomish Sportsmen's club has hosted this juvenile fishing derby at Blackman's Lake for the past 40+ years. Parents interested in signing up their children can register them at the public access and Hill Park between 7:00-8:00 a.m. on June 7.

Information contact: Chad Jackson, Area Fish Biologist, (425) 775-1311, ext. 113

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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