Drano Lake To Close To All Fishing
Drano Lake to close to all fishing
Action: Closes Drano Lake to all fishing.
Effective date: Sept. 29, 2019 until further notice.
Species affected: All fish species.
Location: In the waters downstream of markers on point of land downstream and across from Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery and upstream of the Highway 14 Bridge.
Reason for action: The current estimate of fall Chinook salmon that will return to Little White Salmon National Fish Hatchery is below the number needed to meet the 2019 broodstock collection goal. Closing the fishing season in Drano Lake will increase the number of hatchery fish available for broodstock and help ensure future hatchery returns.
Additional information: WDFW will continue coordinating with National Fish Hatchery staff to monitor the hatchery return and determine if further fishery modification is needed.
Information contact: Matt Gardner, district fish biologist, 360-906-6746.