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

September 23, 2010

Rule change for Grant County lakes scheduled for rehabilitation

Action: Temporarily remove bag limits and size restrictions for game fish species and adjust seasons on Grant County lakes scheduled for rehabilitation this fall.

Effective start date/time: September 14, 2010.

Species affected: All game fish.

Locations:

Heart, June, North-North Windmill, North Windmill, Windmill, Canal, and Pit Lakes: No daily limit, no size restriction on all game fish from September 14 through October 3. Closed to fishing from October 4 until January 31, 2011.

North and South Teal Lakes: No daily limit, no size restriction for all game fish from September 14 through October 3. Closed to fishing from October 4 until April 1, 2011

Martha, Upper Caliche, Lower Caliche, and West Caliche Lakes: No daily limit, no size restriction on all game fish from September 14 through October 10. Closed to fishing from October 11 until March 1, 2011.

Reason for action: These lakes are scheduled for rehabilitation using rotenone to eradicate undesirable fish species. Licensed anglers may harvest remaining game fish prior to rehabilitation.

Other information: Rehabilitations start the day after these lakes close to fishing. Anglers may not gather fish from these lakes during or after rehabilitations.

Information contact: Chad Jackson, District Fish Biologist (509-754-4624, ext. 250) or Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager (509-754-4624, ext. 224)

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.