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

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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

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  (3 comments)

ASHE, KEVIN   December 08, 2012
DARRINGTON, WA  
Comments:
this is long over due. great areas to fish and i don't think there will be any overfishing. yes.
JOHNSON, KENNETH B  December 10, 2012
BELLINGHAM, WA  
Comments:
I would support this change in regulations ONLY if the tributary streams are placed under catch and release status.
DODD, JOEL   December 16, 2012
PUYALLUP, WA  
Comments:
This is all very nice but....Ross Lake is an agrivation to many of us with our own boats. The only access is via Canada. Why are we not allowed to launch SOMEWHERE in the USA?

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