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Fishing to open on Salmon Creek Monday

Jul 30, 2011

Effective dates: Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, 2011.

Species affected: Smallmouth bass and Eastern brook trout.

Location: Salmon Creek from the mouth to Conconully Reservoir Dam.

Reason for action: This section of Salmon Creek has been designated as a recovery stream for ESA-listed steelhead. Sufficient water has been procured for Salmon Creek to attract steelhead to spawn. However, competition and predation by non-native species such as brook trout and smallmouth bass will hinder recovery efforts.

Daily bag/size limits: Smallmouth bass: No size restrictions and daily limit 10. Eastern brook trout: No minimum size and daily limit 10. Selective gear rules are in effect.

Other information: All other trout, salmon, and steelhead species must be released (steelhead may not be completely removed from the water).

Information contact: Bob Jateff, District 6 Fish Biologist in Twisp, (509) 997-0316; or Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager in Ephrata, (509) 754-4624.

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