This came in too late for inclusion in Saturday’s fishing report. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife this afternoon announced it was increasing the daily trout limit on Scanewa Lake to 10 fish.
The increase takes effect Saturday and remains in place until further notice
Fisheries managers opted to increase the bag limit on stocked rainbow trout to encourage late-season fishing to boost the overall harvest rate.
Rainbow trout (with clipped adipose fins) are stocked annually in the lake as part of Lewis County PUD’s federal license to operate Cowlitz Falls Dam. Many of these fish remain available for harvest, and these regulations increase the opportunity for the angling public to harvest these fish this fall, said the department’s news release. The increased daily catch limit is intended to increase participation in this fishery and allow increased harvest of these fish.
An 8-inch minimum size limit remains in effect. In addition, anglers must release all cutthroat, and release rainbow trout except those having a clipped adipose fin and a healed scar at the location of the adipose clipped fin.