Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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