The Upper Wheeler Reservoir opens May 17 through Sept. 12 for a special “fly fishing only” catch-and-release only area for trout, and statewide daily bag limits for all other game fish.
The reservoir is located about 11 miles southwest of Wenatchee in Chelan County.
The area is owned and operated by the Wenatchee Heights Reclamation District, and has been closed to public access.
State Fish and Wildlife made arrangements with land owners and the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers to allow public access for sport fly-fishermen.
The agreement includes fish stocking and a Land Use Agreement by state Fish and Wildlife and site maintenance by the fly-fishing club.
Statewide there are currently 15 other fly only fishing grounds.
Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor is prohibited. Anglers should consult the current sport fishing rules pamphlet for a definition of Fly Fishing Only regulations.