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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

Sportfishing Rule Proposals & Comments

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Reference ID: DFW631430

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW631430
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Not species specific
Rule to Change:
Samish River: and bait or lure must be suspended below a float.
New Rule Proposal:
Lures such as spinners and spoons that require constant retrieval to be effective do not need to be suspended below a float.
Why the change is needed:
Suspending such lures as spinners and spoons defeats their purpose.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Submitted by: G, KEITH  — OAK HARBOR, WA

Date submitted: 05/25/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW631430

Reasons not recommended for further consideration

    Salmon, goes through the North of Falcon process
    This proposal deals with salmon. Salmon seasons are set through the Pacific Fisheries Management Council/North of Falcon process. This process adopts a cohesive set of rules for sport and commercial salmon fisheries, from ocean fisheries to those inside Puget Sound including freshwater fisheries each year during March and April.

    Your proposal will be provided to the manager(s) responsible for this species so that it can be considered during the appropriate rulemaking process.

Online Public Comments    (1 comments)

WAHLGREN, BURTON   December 08, 2012
love the not suspended spinners and spoons rule for the samish river! now enforce the suspended baits rule! the snagging last season was a slaughter that was sickening!!! if you dont have the manpower like you say ,just deputise people. i volenteer!!!!

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