Trout Size And Daily Limits Change In Ross Lake
July 1, 2015
Effective dates: July 18, 2015, until further notice.
Location: Ross Lake (Whatcom County)
Reasons for action: Recruitment of rainbow trout has been poor in recent years. Rainbows are growing faster than in the past. As a result, the 13-inch minimum size restriction no longer protects first-time spawners, resulting in anglers harvesting fish that had not had an opportunity to reproduce. The minimum size limit needs to be adjusted accordingly. Brook trout are a non-native species and harvest is encouraged.
Information Contact: Brett Barkdull 360-466-4345 x 270 email@example.com
Fishers must have a current Washington Fishing License, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.