Action:  Open Vance Creek Pond #1 to fishing by juveniles, seniors (over 70 years old) and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card.

Effective dates:  March 30 through April 7, 2013.

Species affected: Trout and other game fish.

Location: Vance Creek Pond #1, Grays Harbor County.

Reasons for action: The opener will allow additional fishing opportunity for juveniles, seniors, and anglers with a disability who possess a designated harvester companion card on Vance Creek Pond #1 (Bowers Lake) during local school districts’ spring break. Vance Creek Pond # 1 is an “Opening Day” lake regulated for juvenile, senior, and disabled fishers only.  Vance Creek Pond will re-open the fourth Saturday in April.

Other information: Area open to fishing March 30 through April 7 in Vance Creek Pond #1 only. Vance Creek Pond #2 (Lake Inez), west of Pond #1, will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener on the last Saturday in April.

Information contact:  Mike Scharpf, WDFW Region 6 Montesano, District Fish Biologist (360) 249-1205.

Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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