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

December 5, 2008

Fishing to close Dec. 15 on a portion of North Fork Nooksack River

Action: A portion of the North Fork of the Nooksack River will be closed to fishing.

Effective dates: Dec. 15, 2008 until further notice.

Species affected: All gamefish.

Location: The North Fork Nooksack River from the yellow post located at the upstream most corner of the hatchery grounds, approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the mouth of Kendall Creek, downstream to the Mosquito Lake Road Bridge,

Reasons for action: The Kendall Creek Hatchery in recent years has been unable to secure sufficient eggs from returning hatchery winter steelhead to meet basin production goals. Closure of the fishery is needed to collect sufficient fish to meet egg take needs. WDFW, in support of the Hatchery Scientific Review Group recommendations,