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

March 5, 2010

Change in daily trout limits for American and Black Lakes

Action: The daily limit for trout is changed. Only two trout 14 inches or greater may be retained as part of the 5 fish bag limit.

Effective date: March 6 through April 30, 2010.

Species affected: Trout other than kokanee

Location: American Lake (Pierce Co.) Black Lake (Thurston Co.)

Reason for action: These daily catch limit rules are intended to extend the time that larger trout (including triploid trout) are available ensuring opportunity for more anglers.

Other information: The trout daily limit will remain at five (5) fish per statewide general rule; however only two (2) fish over 14 inches may be retained within the five (5) fish daily limit.

Information contact: For Pierce County lakes contact Mike Scharpf (360) 902-2710 or Hal Michael (360) 902-2659, Hal.Michael@dfw.wa.gov . For Thurston County lakes contact Larry Phillips (360) 902-2721 or Hal Michael at (360) 902-2659, Hal.Michael@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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