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Reference ID: DFW033447

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW033447
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
Yocum Lake (Pend Oreille Co.) All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct 31 Statewide minimum size/daily limit. Unlawfule to use lead weights or lead jigs measuring 1 1/2" or less along the longest axis.
New Rule Proposal:
Yocum Lake (Pend Oreille Co.) ALL SPECIES - internal combustion engines prohibited. All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Oct 31 Statewide minimum size/daily limit. Unlawfule to use lead weights or lead jigs measuring 1 1/2" or less along the longest axis.
Why the change is needed:
Pend Oreille County has asked that we align WDFW regulations with the county ordinance that prohibits use of internal combustion engines on Yocum Lake. Yocum Lake has a pair of breeding common loons which may benefit from reinforcement of the county ordinance by limiting disturbance.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
WDFW: John Whalen and Dana Base. Pend Oreille County: John Hankey, Pend Oreille County Commissioner.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
All are in support of this regulation change.
Submitted by: BAKER, BILL  — ,

Date submitted: 06/12/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW033447

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Prohibit the use of internal combustion motors on Yocum Lake

Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information
Pend Oreille Co.

Short Description
Prohibit the use of internal combustion motors on Yocum Lake.

Explanation
This lake is small and does not require an internal combustion motor to allow for good angling access. In addition, Pend Oreille County has requested that DFW fishing regulations align with the county ordinance that prohibits the use of internal combustion motors on Yocum Lake.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW033447

Online Public Comments

Online public comments submitted for this proposal can be found here.