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Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
# 26. Black Friday trout opener on Region 5 lakes

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Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

Short Description
Provide additional holiday fishing opportunity through closing some lakes the Monday before Thanksgiving and re-opening them the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Explanation
Lakes are being planted the week of Thanksgiving with rainbow trout averaging over a pound each. The opener allows anglers to plan their trips to these lakes and provides time for all the lakes to be planted for this holiday fishery. List of Lakes: Fort Borst Park Pond; South Lewis County Park Pond; Kress Lake; Battle Ground Lake; Klineline Pond; Rowland Lake

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW145432

Final Rule Actions

Staff Recommendation
Adopt as proposed.

Commission Action
Adopted as proposed.

Rule Modifications
No


Public Testimony

There were no comments.

Online Public Comments  (2 comments)

CARVER SR., RUSSELL L  November 29, 2012
LAKETAPPS, WA  
Comments:
Please pass rule #26.
HALE, RICHARD M  January 20, 2013
VANCOUVER, WA  
Comments:
If there was a like button I'd click it! ingenious idea for folks looking to get out of the house on a holiday weekend.