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Reference ID: DFW102419

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW102419
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
All game fish
Rule to Change:
Okanogan River (okanogan county) upstream of the highway bridge at Malott, All game fish, First Sat in June - Aug 31
New Rule Proposal:
Okanogan River (okanogan county) upstream of the highway bridge at Malott, All game fish, First Sat in June - Sept 15
Why the change is needed:
Recent permanent rule changes for salmon within this listed section of the Okanogan River closes the season on Sept 15th. It is necessary and would be consistent with the salmon closure to close the "all other gamefish" season at the same time (Sept 15th) to allow non-salmon anglers to fish this section of the river as well.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Region Two Fish Program Manager (Jeff Korth)
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Consistency on this closure date would allow additional angling for non-salmon species until Sept 15th.
Submitted by: JATEFF, ROBERT J — TWISP, WA

Date submitted: 06/05/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW102419

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Extend Okanogan River game fish season

Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information
Okanogan County

Short Description
Extend the game fish season for the area upstream of the highway bridge at Malott to September 15.

Explanation
Recent permanent rule changes for salmon on the Okanogan River closes the season on Sept 15. It would be consistent with the salmon closure to close the "all other game fish" season at the same time (Sept 15th) to allow non-salmon anglers to fish this section of the river as well.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW102419

Online Public Comments

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