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Lake Wenatchee Sockeye Fishery To Close After Sunday August 16th

posted by Mike on 08/15/2015

August 12, 2015

 

 

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery to close

 

 

Action: Lake Wenatchee closes for sockeye salmon fishing.

Effective date/time: Aug. 16, 2015, one hour after official sunset.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan Co.)

Reason for action: Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed spring chinook destined for the spawning grounds in the tributaries of the upper Wenatchee River are seeking refuge in the colder waters of Lake Wenatchee. While sufficient numbers of harvestable sockeye remain in the lake, the number of endangered spring chinook currently being incidentally caught and released is nearing the ESA take limit specific to the Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery.

Information contact: Travis Maitland, (509) 665-3337, (Wenatchee District Office) (509) 662-0452, Jeff Korth (509) 754-4624.

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