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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: DFW745624

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW745624
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Steelhead
Rule to Change:
Special Rules: SNOHOMISH RIVER...First Sat. in June-Jan. 31
New Rule Proposal:
Special Rules: SNOHOMISH RIVER...Sat. before Memorial Day in May - Jan. 31
Why the change is needed:
the hatchery steelhead run season has been shortened in recent years but the main run begins before June 1.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Just about every person fishing I talked to who fish the Snohomish river for steelhead.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
total agreement

Date submitted: 06/15/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW745624

The fishery is delayed to meet conservation needs for the wild steelhead.

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