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Reference ID: DFW950165

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW950165
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
ROSS LAKE TRIBUTARY STREAMS (Whatcom Co.) from one mile upstream of Ross Lake to headwaters (except Ruby Creek - closed) All Game Fish July 1-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.
New Rule Proposal:
ROSS LAKE TRIBUTARY STREAMS and their tributaries (Whatcom Co.) from one mile upstream of Ross Lake to headwaters (except Ruby Creek closed. Tributaries open) All Game Fish July 1-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Why the change is needed:
These tributaries were dropped from the open list during the Stream Strategy process. All are above the anadromous zone and together constitute a very significant increase in stream miles open for fishing.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Several constituents have brought to my attention the error the last couple years.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Support. All were concerned that these streams previously open were no longer open.
Submitted by: BARKDULL, BRETT  — ,

Date submitted: 06/13/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW950165

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Open most tributaries to Ross Lake to angling

Rules Category
Puget Sound Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information
Whatcom County

Short Description
Open Ross Lake Tributary Streams and their tributaries from one mile upstream of Ross Lake to headwaters (except Ruby Creek closed and its tributaries open) under the following rules: All Game Fish: July 1-October 31, statewide minimum size/daily limit.

Explanation
These tributaries were dropped from the open list during the Stream Strategy process. All are above the anadromous zone and together constitute a very significant increase in stream miles open for fishing.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW950165

Online Public Comments

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