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

September 29, 2010

Lakes Washington, Sammamish to close for salmon fishing

Action: Closes Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish for salmon fishing.

Effective dates and location:

Lake Washington -- Oct. 2 through Oct. 31, 2010.

Lake Sammamish - Oct. 2 through Nov. 30, 2010.

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish.

Reason for action: The coho run is low and the hatchery may not collect enough fish to meet egg-take goals.

Other Information: The lakes will re-open if the run increases in coming weeks.

Information contacts: Aaron Bosworth, district biologist, 425-775-1311, extension 102.

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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