WDFW: Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery to close

By on August 26, 2021

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery to close

Action: Closes salmon fishing.

Effective date: One hour after official sunset, Aug. 31, 2021.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon.

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan County).

Reason for action: The majority of adult sockeye salmon currently in Lake Wenatchee will soon become largely unavailable to anglers due to their annual migration to the spawning grounds on the White and Little Wenatchee rivers. Sockeye condition and desirability will have declined drastically. With so few sockeye present in Lake Wenatchee, closing this fishery will reduce unnecessary impacts to bull trout.

Information contact: Ephrata regional office, 509-754-4624, or email TeamEphrata@dfw.wa.gov.

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