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

October 17, 2008

Swift Reservoir fishing season extended through Nov. 30

Action: Keeps Swift Reservoir open to fishing for the public through Nov. 30, 2008. Swift Reservoir will then close on Dec. 1, 2008 to fishing.

Effective dates: Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2008.

Species affected: All game fish, salmon.

Location: Swift Reservoir (Skamania County).

Reasons for action: The opener for Swift Reservoir was delayed due to safety issues with the boat ramp. The extension will provide additional fishing opportunity for the public.

Other information: The boat ramp will not be maintained during the extension. Anglers should be aware of floating debris in and around the boat dock area. If vandalism, too much snow or the reservoir level becomes an issue, the boat ramp will be closed.

From dam to markers approximately 3/8 mile below Eagle Cliff Bridge, landlocked salmon rules remain in effect.

From markers approximately 3/8 below Eagle Cliff Bridge, selective gear rules except motors allowed remains in effect. Landlocked rules apply.

Information contact: John Weinheimer, 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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