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FISHING RULE CHANGE

 

September 9, 2003

 

Bag limits waived on lakes and streams scheduled for rehabilitation

           

Action:  Open currently closed waters, extend season on currently open waters, and remove daily bag limit for game fish on lakes and /or streams scheduled for rehabilitation.

 

Effective date:  Effective immediately

 

Species affected:  All game species

 

Location:  Blue Lake, Dusty Lake, Fishtrap Lake, Hog Canyon Lake, Hog Canyon Creek, Magpie Lake and Williams Lake.

 

Reason for action:  These lakes / streams are scheduled for rehabilitation with Rotenone in October, and there is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.

 

Other information: 

 

Blue Lake (Sinlahekin Creek, Okanogan County) - Effective immediately through October 12, 2003, open to fishing for game fish.  Daily limit for game fish: none.

Selective gear rules do not apply. Effective October 13 through October 31, 2003, closed to fishing.

 

Dusty Lake (Grant County) - Effective immediately through October 12, 2003, open to fishing for game fish.  Daily limit for game fish: none.

 

Fishtrap Lake (Lincoln / Spokane County) - Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, open to fishing for game fish.  Daily limit for game fish:  none.

 

Hog Canyon Lake (Spokane County) - Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, open to fishing for game fish.  Daily limit for game fish:  none. 

 

Hog Canyon Creek from the outlet dam at Hog Canyon Lake to the inlet of Fishtrap Lake (Spokane County) Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, daily limit for game fish:  none.  Effective 12:01 a.m. October 6, 2003 through October 31, 2003 – Closed to fishing. 

 

 

Magpie Lake (Grant County) - Effective immediately through October 12, 2003, daily limit for game fish: none. Effective October 13 through December 31, 2003, closed to fishing.

 

Williams Lake (Spokane County) Effective immediately through October 5, 2003, open to fishing for game fish.  Daily limit for game fish:  none.

 

Information contact:  John Whalen, Regional Fish Manager, (509) 456-4082. Joe Foster, Regional Fish Manager, (509) 754-4624.

 

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Check the WDFW 2003 / 2004 “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet or the Fishing section of the WDFW webpage at http:www.wa.gov/wdfw 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. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360) 796-3215. Be aware that Catch Record Card River codes changed April 2000.  New Area codes are found on pages 10 & 20 of the “Fishing in

Washington” pamphlet.

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