Elma lake to open early for select anglers

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comMarch 30, 2014 

Bowers Lake, also known as Vance Creek Pond No. 1, will open Saturday for nine days to a select groups of anglers.

The state will allow fishing by juveniles younger than 15, seniors 70 and older and anglers with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife disability status and who have a designated harvester card only.

The special opening will run through April 13.

Anglers will be allowed to catch trout and other game fish in the Grays Harbor County lake.

The opening will give these groups of anglers another option for fishing during spring break for school districts in that area.

The lake will reopen to these groups April 26. The lake is across U.S. Highway 12 from Elma.

Lake Inez, known as Vance Creek Pond No. 2, west of Bowers Lake, will remain closed until the regularly scheduled lowland trout opener April 26.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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