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

February 2, 2010

North Fork Nooksack River reopens to fishing

Action: The section of the North Fork of the Nooksack River previously closed to fishing will reopen.

Effective dates: Immediately

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 has met hatchery winter steelhead broodstock needs.

Other information: Please see the Sport fishing Rules 2009/2010 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON, for a complete listing current of fishing seasons and regulations.

Emergency fishing rule changes can be found on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regs_seasons.html

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, District 14, Fish Biologist, 360-466-4345 x 270, Brett.Barkdull@dfw.wa.gov

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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