Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

March 19, 2010

Blackbird Island Pond season change

Action: Closes fishing in Blackbird Island Pond.

Effective dates: One hour before sunrise on March 20, through June 30, 2010.

Species affected: Steelhead and resident trout

Locations: Adjacent to the Wenatchee River, on the city of Leavenworth's Blackbird Island.

Reason for Action: Blackbird Island Pond has been reconstructed for use as both a hatchery steelhead acclimation pond and juvenile anglers' pond. From mid-March until late June, the pond will be used for steelhead acclimation. After all steelhead have left the pond, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock trout to provide angling opportunity for juvenile anglers (under 15 years of age) only.

Other Information: Beginning July 1 Blackbird Island Pond will reopen for Juvenile anglers only, all game fish, year-round, statewide minimum size/daily limits in effect.

Information contacts: Art Viola, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 662-0452, Jeff Korth Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624.

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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