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

July 14, 2010

Blackbird Island Pond (Chelan Co.) closure extended until Aug. 1

Actions: Extends closure for Blackbird Island Pond.

Effective date: Immediately through July 31, 2010

Species affected: All game fish

Location: Adjacent to the Wenatchee River, on the city of Leavenworth?s Blackbird Island

Reason for Action: Due to an unseasonably cool spring all juvenile steelhead are not expected to exit Blackbird Island Pond until approximately the last week in July.

Other Information: Blackbird Island Pond has been reconstructed for use as both a hatchery steelhead acclimation pond and juvenile angler?s pond. From mid March until August 1 the pond will be used for steelhead acclimation. After all steelhead have left the pond WDFW will stock trout to provide angling opportunity