Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
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