Lake Sylvia Closed Prior to Kid’s Fishing Derby

MONTESANO, Wash. – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will close Lake Sylvia to fishing by the public for 12 hours prior to the local fishing event. Lake Sylvia will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on June 8.

The closure is effective for all game fish from 6 p.m. June 7 through 6 a.m. June 8, 2013. Fish for the event will be planted the evening prior to the event to better acclimate them to the lake. Organizers of this event donate time, effort, and money to raise and stock trout into Lake Sylvia. The organizers also help with other fishing events in local lakes. The expected participation for this year’s event is about 350 kids. Lake Sylvia is open year-round with the exception of this closure.