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

May 27, 2010

Nisqually River and tributaries open to fishing

Action: Open fishing on Alder Lake tributary streams and other tributaries to the upper Nisqually River.

Location: All streams above of Alder Dam on the Nisqually River and all tributaries to Alder Lake will open to fishing.

Effective dates: June 5, through Sept. 30, 2010.

Species affected: All gamefish.

Daily limits: The trout daily limit will be two (2) fish over 14". Selective Gear Rules Apply. Statewide minimum size and daily limits apply for other gamefish.

Reason for action: Fishing regulations for the Nisqually River (and all tributaries) above Alder Lake and all tributary streams of Alder Lake were not included in the newly developed stream strategy for Puget Sound tributaries. The intent is to provide trout fishing opportunity in this area consistent with the stream strategy.

Other information: Mineral Creek and Little Nisqually River are scheduled to open June 5, 2010. Anglers should refer to the Sport Fishing Rules 2010/2011 pamphlet edition, Fishing in Washington for other ongoing fishing opportunities.

Information Contact: Information Contact: For further information 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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