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

September 17, 2010

Baker Lake sockeye fishery closes Sept. 19

Action: Baker Lake closes for sockeye fishing.

Effective date: One hour after official sunset, Sept. 19, 2010.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Baker Lake, upstream of the log boom barrier in front of Upper Baker Dam, upstream to the mouth of the Baker River.

Reasons for action: Most of the sockeye currently in the lake have migrated toward or into spawning areas and are no longer available to anglers.

Other information: Trout and other game fish seasons will continue. Adult Sockeye are defined as any sockeye over the minimum length of 18 inches. Please see the Sport fishing Rules 2010/2011 pamphlet edition, FISHING IN WASHINGTON, for a complete listing of fishing seasons and regulations.

Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 x 270

barkdbcb@dfw.wa.gov

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the current WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet or the Fishing section of the WDFW webpage at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing regulations are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500; press 2 for recreational rules; call the Shellfish Rule Change hotline, (360) 796-3215, or toll free 1 (866) 880-5431.

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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