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

March 19, 2010

Catch-and-release fishing only at Munn, Susan Lakes

Action: The fishery at Munn and Susan lakes is changed to catch and release, selective gear rules. All fish must be released.

Effective dates: April 24 through April 30, 2010.

Location: Munn and Susan lakes in Thurston County.

Species affected: All fish.

Reason for action: The Fish and Wildlife Commission recently adopted regulations making Munn and Susan lakes year- round, catch-and-release fisheries beginning May 1, 2010. The current regulations allow for retention fisheries from April 24-April 30. This action changes those retention fisheries on the two lakes to catch-and-release fisheries, allowing stocked fish to be available to anglers for a longer period of time.

Other information: Anglers should refer to the Sport fishing Rules 2009/2010 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON for other ongoing fishing opportunities.

Information Contact: Information Contact: Larry Phillips (360) 902-2721 or Hal Michael at (360) 902-2659.

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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