Sockeye salmon retention begins in Lake Osoyoos
Action: Anglers will be able to retain adult sockeye salmon in Lake Osoyoos
Effective dates: July 11 through Oct. 15, 2014
Location: Lake Osoyoos south of the 49th parallel (US-Canadian border, which is marked with large fluorescent orange signs)
Species affected: Sockeye salmon
Reason for action: Sockeye salmon returns above Zosel Dam are predicted to be in excess of needs for wild fish escapement to the spawning grounds. The population is not listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Other rules: Minimum size 12 inches. Daily limit is six sockeye salmon. Release all other salmon. Statewide freshwater gear rules apply. From July 11 through Aug. 31, 2014, anglers may fish with two poles with a Two-Pole endorsement. Release all sockeye with colored anchor (floy) tag attached.
Information contacts: Jeff Korth, Region Two Fish Program Manager, Ephrata, (509) 754-4624, ext 224 and Ryan Fortier, District Six Fish Biologist, Twisp (509) 997-0316.