Closed to Fishing means CLOSED TO FISHING.

A local poacher who was arrested for snagging and paid the price by losing all his fishing gear and spent time in jail for the unethical fishing.

WDFW would like to remind anglers that the Wenatchee River from the Icicle Road Bridge in Leavenworth to Lake Wenatchee is closed to fishing. On Wednesday night, WDFW Police officers cited two, poachers, not anglers, for fishing closed waters and attempting to snag salmon in Plain. The gear in their possession was common snagging gear. Penalties for fishing closed waters, snagging, and possessing protected species of fish ranges from several hundred dollars in fines, the forfeiture of the fishing gear, and possible jail time. Please help protect future fishing generations. To report poaching activity to include fishing closed waters please call the Washington State Patrol Wenatchee office at 509-860-8090 and follow the prompts to contact a Fish and Wildlife Police Officer.

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