Action: Part of the North Fork Nooksack River will be closed to fishing.
Effective dates: Jan. 17 through Jan. 31, 2013
Species affected: All species
Location: The North Fork Nooksack River from the yellow post located at the upstream-most corner of the hatchery grounds, approximately 1,000 feet upstream of the mouth of Kendall Creek, downstream to the Mosquito Lake Road Bridge.
Reasons for action: The Kendall Hatchery has been unable to collect enough returning hatchery winter steelhead broodstock to meet egg-take needs. Closure of the fishery is needed to collect sufficient fish to meet egg-take needs.
Other information: On Feb. 1 the fishery will re-open to fishing as listed in the 2012-13 Fishing in Washington sport fishing pamphlet.
Information Contact: Brett Barkdull, 360-466-4345 ext. 270, email@example.com
Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife