600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
October 24, 1997
Contact: Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256
Juvenile fishing at De Coursey Pond extended
PUYALLUP -- The popular juvenile-only fishing for adult hatchery coho plus
brookstock and catchable rainbow trout in De Coursey Pond has been extended
through Nov. 30, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
The fishery was scheduled to close Oct. 31.
Tim Flint, regional fish biologist, said the pond will be open longer because the
fishery has proved more popular than expected. WDFW has planted 575 surplus adult
coho as well as 40 broodstock rainbow trout, which weigh several pounds, plus 200
catchable rainbows in the 8-inch range.
De Coursey Pond is located in Puyallup's De Coursey Park on 7th Ave. SW.
The pond is open to children age 14 and younger. No fishing license or catch
record card is needed and the limit is five fish.