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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW145432

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW145432
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
FORT BORST PARK POND NO (Lewis Co.) Juvenile anglers only (under 15 years old). All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Last day in Feb. Statewide min. size/daily limit. South Lewis County Park Pond - currently not listed, open year round. KRESS LAKE (Cowlitz Co.) ALL SPECIES - internal combustion motors prohibited. TROUT Year-round No min. size. Daily limit 5. Up to 2 over 20". Other Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. SALMON Year-round Landlocked SALMON rules apply. BATTLE GROUND LAKE (Clark Co.) All Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. Up to 2 TROUT over 20" may be retained. Internal combustion motors prohibited. KLINELINE POND (Clark Co.) TROUT Year-round No min. size. Daily limit 5. Up to 2 over 20". Other Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. ROWLAND LAKES (Klickitat Co.) All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Last day in Feb. Statewide min. size/daily limit
New Rule Proposal:
FORT BORST PARK POND NO Two Pole (Lewis Co.)Juvenile anglers only (under 15 years old).All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Last dayin Feb. Statewide min. size/daily limit. Closed Monday before Thanksgiving, reopens Friday after Thanksgiving. South Lewis County Park Pond - currently not listed, open year round. Closed Monday before Thanksgiving, reopens Friday after Thanksgiving. KRESS LAKE (Cowlitz Co.) ALL SPECIES - internal combustion motors prohibited. TROUT Year-round No min. size. Daily limit 5. Up to 2 over 20". Other Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. SALMON Year-round Landlocked SALMON rules apply. Closed Monday before Thanksgiving, reopens Friday after Thanksgiving. BATTLE GROUND LAKE (Clark Co.) All Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. Up to 2 TROUT over 20" may be retained. Internal combustion motors prohibited. Closed Monday before Thanksgiving, reopens Friday after Thanksgiving. KLINELINE POND (Clark Co.) TROUT Year-round No min. size. Daily limit 5. Up to 2 over 20". Other Game Fish Year-round Statewide min. size/daily limit. Closed Monday before Thanksgiving, reopens Friday after Thanksgiving. ROWLAND LAKES (Klickitat Co.) All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Last day in Feb. Statewide min. size/daily limit Closed Monday before Thanksgiving, reopens Friday after Thanksgiving.
Why the change is needed:
Lakes are being planted the week of Thanksgiving with rainbow trout averaging over a pound each. They reopen the Friday after Thanksgiving. The purpose of the opener is to provide quality family trout fishing during the Thanksgiving weekend. The opener allows anglers to plan their trips to these lakes and equal access to these fish on the day of the opener.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Region 5 fish and hatchery staff.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They support.
Submitted by: WEINHEIMER, JOHN  — ,

Date submitted: 06/15/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW145432

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Black Friday trout opener on Region 5 lakes

Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information

Short Description
Provide additional holiday fishing opportunity through closing some lakes the Monday before Thanksgiving and re-opening them the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Explanation
Lakes are being planted the week of Thanksgiving with rainbow trout averaging over a pound each. The opener allows anglers to plan their trips to these lakes and provides time for all the lakes to be planted for this holiday fishery. List of Lakes: Fort Borst Park Pond; South Lewis County Park Pond; Kress Lake; Battle Ground Lake; Klineline Pond; Rowland Lake

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW145432

Online Public Comments

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