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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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Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
# 33. Create new Rainey Creek rainbow trout fishery

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Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal

County or Location Information
Lewis County

Short Description
Provide an adipose fin clipped rainbow trout harvest season in this tributary at the upper end of Riffe Lake.

In 2013, Tacoma Power will begin stocking rainbow trout in Rainey Creek as a partial replacement for lost opportunity in the Tilton River and Skate Creek. The Tilton River and Skate Creek will no longer be stocked because of the Statewide Steelhead Management Plan to remove hatchery trout plants from wild steelhead waters.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)

Final Rule Actions

Staff Recommendation
Adopt as proposed.

Commission Action
Adopted as proposed.

Rule Modifications

Public Testimony

There were no comments.

Online Public Comments  (1 comments)

HOFFMAN, SUSAN   December 12, 2012
I agree with this proposal but disagree with not stocking skate creek and the tilton river.