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Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishing to close

Anglers land sockeye while fishing in Lake Wenatchee. (courtesy)
Anglers land sockeye while fishing in Lake Wenatchee. (courtesy)

FISHING -- Sockeye salmon fishing at Lake Wenatchee will close Sunday after sunset, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has just announced.   Here are the details:

Closure goes into effect:  Aug. 18, 2013, one hour after official sunset.

Reason for action: Officials estimate that sockeye available for harvest (those in excess of the natural spawning escapement goal of 23,000 fish) will have been caught and removed from the lake by the end of Sunday.




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