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

August 14, 2008

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery closes

Action: Lake Wenatchee closes for sockeye salmon fishing

Effective date/time: Aug. 15, 2008 one hour after official sunset

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan Co.)

Reason for action: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates that sockeye available for harvest (those in excess of the natural spawning escapement goal of 23,000 fish) will have been caught and removed from the lake by one hour after official sunset on August 15.

Information contact: Art Viola, (509) 665-3337 (Wenatchee District Office) (509) 662-0452, Jeff Korth (509) 754-4624.

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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