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Phone: (509) 826-0100
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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