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Reference ID: DFW203279

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW203279
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
Decshutes River (Thurston Co.) From Old Hwy. 99 Bridge on Capitol Blvd. in Tumawter upstream to the Henderson Blvd. Bridge near Pioneer Park. Trout. First Saturday in June-Oct 15. Catch and Release.
New Rule Proposal:
Decshutes River (Thurston Co.) From Old Hwy. 99 Bridge on Capitol Blvd. in Tumawter upstream to the Henderson Blvd. Bridge near Pioneer Park. Trout. Open year-round. Catch and Release. Selective Gear Rules. Except bait allowed barbless hooks requried Sept 1-Oct 15.
Why the change is needed:
Incerased opportuntiy. Consistent with managment in river above Pioneer Park.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given
Submitted by: LARRY , PHILLIPS  — ,

Date submitted: 06/08/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW203279

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Deschutes River year-round fishery

Rules Category
Puget Sound Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal

County or Location Information
Thurston County

Short Description
Modify the fishing season for the section from Old Highway 99 Bridge on Capitol Boulevard (in city of Tumwater) upstream to the Henderson Boulevard Bridge near Pioneer Park so that trout fishing is open year-round for catch and release. Require selective gear rules except from September 1 through October 15, when bait is allowed and barbless hooks are required.

Increase opportunity and consistent with fish management above Pioneer Park.

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Online Public Comments

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