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

March 14, 2014

Two-pole rule to begin early for salmon and steelhead at Drano Lake

Action: Drano Lake anglers with a Two-Pole Endorsement will be allowed to use two poles for salmon and steelhead beginning May 1.

Species affected: Chinook and steelhead

Effective dates: May 1 through June 30, 2014 (except closed to all fishing on Wednesdays during this period).

Location: Drano Lake downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Hwy. 14 Bridge.

Other information: Anglers with a Two Pole Endorsement may fish for salmon and steelhead with two poles. When fishing for sturgeon or other species, only one pole per angler may be used.

All other permanent rules apply.

Reason for action: The 2014 Drano Lake spring chinook returns are expected to be similar to the recent 5 year average and almost twice last year's actual return. Surplus hatchery origin fish are available for harvest.

Information contact: (360) 696-6211. For latest information press *1010.

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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