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Morgan Lake closes to fishing Nov. 1

October 29, 2013

La Grande, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced a temporary rule closing Morgan Lake to fishing effective Nov. 1, 2013. An inadvertent omission in the 2013 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations has led several anglers to conclude Morgan Lake was to be open year-round under general regulations for the Northeast Zone.

Traditionally Morgan Lake has been closed from Oct. 31 to the fourth Saturday in April each year.

“It was not our intention to change the management of this lake so we have adopted the temporary rule to maintain the traditional fishing season,” said Tim Bailey, La Grande district fish biologist.

The lake is owned and operated by the City of La Grande, which closes access to the lake when it’s not open for fishing. The winter access closure minimizes maintenance needs and vandalism of facilities at the lake.

The temporary rule closes Morgan Lake to fishing from Nov. 1through Dec. 31, 2013. Under the 2014 Sport Fishing Regulations, the lake will re-open per tradition on April 26.

   

Contact:

Tim Bailey (541) 963-2138
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

 
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