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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
# 36. Increase hatchery summer steelhead harvest opportunity on the South Fork Toutle River

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Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information
Cowlitz County

Short Description
Provide a new season from the mouth to 4700 Road Bridge from the last Saturday in May to the first Friday in June, with selective gear rules and catch and release except up to two hatchery steelhead may be retained.

Explanation
Proposed by the Region 5 Steelhead Management Work Group (Public), this rule provides additional harvest opportunity on hatchery summer steelhead and increases the harvest rate and reduces the number of hatchery summer steelhead that may stray onto the spawning grounds and negatively impact wild winter steelhead. This rule change has been accomplished by emergency regulation for a number of years and it is reasonable to make it permanent.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW690500

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#36.
WISNER, LEEROY   January 28, 2013
CHEHALIS, WA  
Comments:
Yes