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Unlimited fishing at Fish Lake through Oct. 21


Jim Dixon shows off the 16 1/2 -inch Eastern brook trout he landed to his sons Levi and Austin, back to the camera, on the dock Saturday morning at Fish Lake. 
 (Photos by Dan Pelle/ / The Spokesman-Review)
Jim Dixon shows off the 16 1/2 -inch Eastern brook trout he landed to his sons Levi and Austin, back to the camera, on the dock Saturday morning at Fish Lake. (Photos by Dan Pelle/ / The Spokesman-Review)

FISHING — In preparation for a fall rotenone treatment to get rid of scrap fish and northern pike, catch limits will be lifted starting Saturday at Fish Lake off the Cheney-Marshall Road.

Ditto for Little Beaver Lake in Okanogan County.

Read on for all the details from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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.




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