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

September 2, 2010

Capitol Lake closing to fishing

Action: Close fishing for all fish species in Capitol Lake.

Location: Capitol Lake (Thurston Co.)

Effective dates: Sept. 3, 2010 until further notice.

Species affected: All fish.

Reason for action: This rule is necessary to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails, an invasive species that is present in the lake. Mudsnails are easily transported on shoes, boots, and fishing gear to which they may attach themselves. This rule formally closes the lake to fishing for all fish, consistent with an existing public access closure. The lake was closed to salmon angling earlier this year.

Information Contact: Information Contact: For further information contact Larry Phillips (360) 902-2721, Larry.Phillips@dfw.ewa.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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