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2013 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Meeting Feb. 8-9, 2013

2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing. Audio available.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW531331

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW531331
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
martha lake(wb), snohomish county, statewide rules under effect.
New Rule Proposal:
martha lake(wb), snohomish county, trout: catch and release, open year round, selective gears rule in affect.
Why the change is needed:
having a catch and release fishery, would enhance fishing opportunities for local "diehard" fisherman, and other fisherman in region 4. too many lakes are near depleted of trout each winter, making fishing opportunities very dismal. making a lake catch and release also, should reduce the total number of trout that need to be stocked each year, which would make more room to budget for better stocks in other nearby lakes. many fisherman, like my self, prefer to catch and release rather than retain the fish. making a lake catch and release makes it more sustainable as a fishery, and more sustainable for budget.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given

Date submitted: 05/04/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW531331

DFW does not have data to support regulation changes for this lake. Evaluations of the fish community and fisheries are necessary to identify appropriate regulations. Such evaluations might include stock assessments of trout and warmwater species, angler creel surveys, and further outreach to notify anglers and locals of the proposed changes.

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