Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

May 8, 2009

Klineline Pond closure for youth fishing event

Action: Closes Klineline Pond to fishing by the public one day before the fishing event as well as the day of the event until 5:00 p.m.

Effective dates:

May 15 - 12:01 a.m., entire pond closed to public fishing
May 16 - pond open to participants in the youth fishing event -pond closed to the public until 5:00 p.m.
Location: Klineline Pond is located at Salmon Creek Park, Vancouver Washington.

Reason for action: This rule change is necessary to assure a safe and successful event. The fish will be planted one day prior to the event to better acclimate them before the event. Fish will be placed into netted areas along the shoreline of the pond. On the day of the event, pre-registered kids will be allowed to fish within these netted areas.

The reason for keeping the pond closed until 5:00 p.m. on May 16, is to ensure safety for the public as well as the event participants while the event is shutting down and equipment and nets are being removed. We will have several hundred feet of nets that will be pulled from the shoreline area.

Other Information: This is a new event sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America as a way of recruiting kids into the scouts. Boys and girls are welcome to participate in the event. For information on how to register for this event go to: http://www.cpcbsa.org/volunteerservi...ing/index.html and locate the May 16 Ft. Vancouver, Columbia Gorge listing. This event is limited to the first 500 kids.

Information Contact: Stacie Kelsey, Inland Fish Program 360-906-6706