Effective date: Immediately
Location: Colville River and all tributaries (Stevens County) from mouth to headwaters - remove 2 p.m. to midnight closure.
Species affected: Trout, native non-game fish and other gamefish species are present in all referenced streams.
Reason for action: Streams have returned to near normal seasonal flows and normal seasonal temperatures. Previously these streams were put under "Hoot Owl" restrictions due to exceptionally low seasonal flows and elevated water temperatures.
Continued monitoring of these streams will occur and restrictions or closures streams may be forthcoming for waters in Northeast Washington if low flows and unseasonably warm temperatures arise in the near future.
Check the fishing hotline at 360-902-2500 or the webpage at https: https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/rules all freshwater.j
Information Contact: Chris Donley, Regional Fish Program Manager, (509) 892- 1001, ext. 307; Bill Baker, District 3 (Colville) Fisheries Biologist, (509) 684-2362, ext. 23
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.