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

October 15, 2009

Swift Reservoir fishing season extended through Nov. 30

Action: Keeps Swift Reservoir open to fishing for the public.

Effective date: Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2009

Species affected: All game fish and salmon

Location: Swift Reservoir (Skamania County)

Reason for action: In previous years the reservoir closed at the end of October to reduce the handling of stocked fingerling rainbow trout. Rainbow trout are now stocked in the spring just prior to opening day (last Saturday in April). There is a proposal in the agency Sport Fishing Rule Change process for 2010-2012 to make this a permanent change. There is insufficient time to adopt permanent rules.

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 down.

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: Stacie Kelsey, Inland Fish Program 360-906-6706

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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