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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW311895

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW311895
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Steelhead
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
New Rule Proposal:
Green River (#565), South fork-Toutle River (577). Catch and release season- no bait, single barbless hook. Feb though April season.............
Why the change is needed:
The rising price of gas- Retired, and other fixed income fishermen can have a few local destinations to fish....
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: MURPHY, DAVE G — TOUTLE, WA

Date submitted: 04/29/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW311895

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Increase hatchery summer steelhead harvest opportunity on the Green and Toutle rivers

Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal

County or Location Information
Cowlitz County

Short Description
Increase the harvest opportunity on hatchery summer steelhead. Open from mouth to 400 feet below the Toutle Hatchery water intake. All Game Fish: Last Saturday in May to the first Friday in June under selective gear rules.

Reduces the potential spawning and ecological interaction between hatchery summer steelhead and wild winter steelhead. This rule has been implemented for many years via emergency regulation.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)

Online Public Comments

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