• April 10 – 12:01 a.m., entire pond closed to public fishing.
• April 11 – Pond closed except to registered participants.
• April 12 – Pond closed except to registered participants.
• April 13 – Pond reopens to the public.
Location: Klineline Pond is located at Salmon Creek Park, Vancouver, Wash.
Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a safe and successful Kids Fish-In event. The fish will be planted one day prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event. Several thousand fish will be placed into netted areas along the shoreline of the pond. On the days of the event, pre-registered kids will be allowed to fish within these netted areas. The pond will not open to the public until April 13. Anglers will not be able to fish until the day after the event on April 13.
The reason for keeping the pond closed after the event is to ensure the safety of the public as well as participants while the event is shutting down and equipment and nets are being removed. There will be several hundred feet of nets that will be pulled from the shoreline area.
Other Information: The event this year will bring in over 2,500 registered kids, as well as their families and friends.
Information Contact: Jana Carder, (360) 906-6705.
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.