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Reference ID: DFW302191

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW302191
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Not species specific
Rule to Change:
CRAB CREEK (Grant/Adams/Lincoln Co.) (and tributaries except Columbia Basin Hatchery Creek) From mouth to O'Sullivan Dam (including Marsh Units I and II impoundments). CLOSED WATERS-from Morgan Lake Rd. in Section 36 to O'Sullivan Dam (including Marsh Units I and II impoundments). All game fish open Apr. 1-Sept. 30 and statewide min. size/daily limit. From the confluence of the outlet streams to the Moses Lake outlets. ALL SPECIES-Mar. 1-May 31: only one single-point hook 3/4" or less measured point to shank may be used. All game fish year open year-round and for min. size/daily limits, see Potholes Reservoir rules (eastside lakes). From the fountain buoy and shoreline markers or 150' downstream of the Alder Stree fill to Grant County Rd. 7. ALL SPECIES-Mar. 1-May 31: only one single-point hook 3/4" or less measured from point to shank may be used. All game fish open year-round and for min. size/daily limits, see Moses Lake rules (eastside lakes).
New Rule Proposal:
CRAB CREEK (Grant/Adams/Lincoln Co.) (and tributaries except Columbia Basin Hatchery Creek) From mouth to O'Sullivan Dam (including Marsh Units I and II impoundments). CLOSED WATERS-from Morgan Lake Rd. in Section 36 to O'Sullivan Dam (including Marsh Units I and II impoundments). All game fish open Apr. 1-Sept. 30 and statewide min. size/daily limit. From the confluence of the outlet streams to the Moses Lake outlets. ALL SPECIES-Mar. 1-May 31: only one single-point hook 3/4" or less measured point to shank may be used. All game fish year open year-round and for min. size/daily limits, see Potholes Reservoir rules (eastside lakes). From the fountain buoy and shoreline markers or 150' downstream of the Alder Stree fill to Grant County Rd. 7. ALL SPECIES-Mar. 1-May 31: only one single-point hook 3/4" or less measured from point to shank may be used. All game fish open year-round and for min. size/daily limits, see Moses Lake rules (eastside lakes). Above Grant County Rd. 7. All game fish open year-round and statewide min. size/daily limit.
Why the change is needed:
This regulation change proposal is intended to correct the WAC language that currently and erroneously excludes the section of Crab Creek upstream/above of Grant County Road 7. The current 2012-13 sportfishing rules pamphlet correctly lists the Crab Creek regulation. This section of Crab Creek, which runs through both Lincoln and Grant Counties, is open year-round for all game fish with statewide minimum size and daily bag limits. If this entry is left out of the WACs (and pamphlet), then the regulation for this section of Crab Creek would default to the statewide general rivers/streams/beaver ponds rules (e.g., first Saturday in June through October 31, two trout daily and 8" minimum size limits), which in an unnescessary and inappropriate regulation for this water. Further, this section of Crab Creek has been open year-round to game fish under statewide minimum size and daily bag limits for several years.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Jeff Korth (Reg. 2 FP RPM) Charmane Ashbrook (ESA Response, Scientific Collection Permits and Sport Rules Unit Leader) Valerie Tribble (ESA Response, Scientific Collection Permits, and Sport Rules Units)
Describe their support and/or concerns:
All approve of regulation change proposal to correct WAC language for Crab Creek.
Submitted by: JACKSON, CHAD S — ,

Date submitted: 06/12/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW302191

Upon further review of the Crab Creek Washington Administrative Code (WAC) language, the WAC language was determined to be correct, making a regulation change unnecessary.


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