Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. May 30 through June 2, 2012.
Lake closed until 12:01 a.m. June 3, except the lake is open for anglers participating in the Kids' Fishing event June 2 from 6 a.m. through 12 p.m.
Juvenile anglers can continue to fish on June 2, 2012, after the youth fishing event closes.
Species affected: All gamefish.
Location: Heart Lake, located within the city limits of Anacortes in Skagit County.
Reasons for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a successful Kids' Fishing event. The fish will be planted in the lake two days prior to the event to better acclimate them. On the day of the event only children 14 years of age or less will be allowed to fish in the lake.
Other information: The Kids' Fishing event is sponsored by the City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation, and the Fidalgo-San Juan Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers, and has been held for the past 20 years. The event offers children an opportunity to participate and learn about fishing who would otherwise not get the chance. For all participants a free barbeque lunch will be provided. For information on how you can participate, please contact Nicole Johnston, City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation at (360) 293-1918.
Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 x 270 email@example.com.
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 wdfw.wa.gov 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.