Action: Closes Klineline Pond to fishing by the public one day prior to the fishing event as well as the two days of the event. The pond will reopen on April 14, 2013.

Effective dates:

  • – April 11 – 12:01 a.m., entire pond closed to public fishing 
  • – April 12 – pond closed except to registered participants
  • – April 13- pond closed except to registered participants
  • – April 14 – pond reopens to the public

Location: Klineline Pond is located at Salmon Creek Park, Vancouver Washington

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to ensure a safe and successful kids fish-in event. The fish will be planted one day prior to the event to better acclimate them to the pond. Several thousand fish will be placed into netted areas along the shoreline of the pond. On the days of the event, pre-registered kids will be allowed to fish within these netted areas. The pond will not open to the public until April 14. Anglers will not be able to fish until the day after the event on April 14.

The pond will remain closed April 13 after the event to ensure the safety of the public as well as the event participants while the event is shutting down and equipment and nets are being removed. Several hundred feet of nets will be pulled from the shoreline area that day.

Other Information: The event this year will bring in over 2,500 registered kids as well as their families, friends and general members of the public.

Information Contact: Jana Carder, Region 5 (360) 906-6705.

Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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