Friday, September 7, 2012
Two Eastern Washington Lakes Set for Rehabilitation
Action: Remove daily bag and size limits and change season for game fish on lakes scheduled for rehabilitation.
Effective Dates: Sept. 8, 2012
Species affected: All game fish species and northern pike (a prohibited species) in Fish Lake (Spokane Co.) and all game fish species in Little Beaver Lake (Okanogan Co.).
Location: Fish Lake (Spokane Co.): Effective Sept. 8 through Oct. 21, 2012, Fish Lake is open to fishing with no daily bag limit and no size limit for all game fish or northern pike (prohibited species: must be dead before leaving the riparian zone of Fish Lake). Closed to fishing from Oct. 22 until further notice.
Little Beaver Lake (Okanogan Co.): Effective Sept. 8 through Oct. 28, 2012, Little Beaver Lake is open to fishing with no daily bag limit and no size limit for all game fish. Closed to fishing from Oct. 29 until further notice.
Reason for action: These lakes are scheduled to be treated with the piscicide rotenone for fish management purposes.
Other information: Unless otherwise amended all permanent rules remain in effect.
Contact: Fish Lake: Regional Fish Program Manager John Whalen, Spokane: 509-892-1001 or District Biologist Bill Baker: 509-690-2563 ext 23. Little Beaver Lake: Regional Fish Program Manager Jeff Korth: 509-754-4624, or District Biologist Bob Jateff: 509-997-0316.
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.