Species covered in proposed rule • Not species specific
Rule to Change: fishing season starts on the 4th Saturday in April
New Rule Proposal: fishisg season for fresh water starts on the 2nd Saturday in April.
Why the change is needed: fishing is a primary economic industry in Eastern Washington and the trout fishing basically ends in early June. we need a longer season in the spring for all aspects of the industry to survive.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: Craig and Jim FROM DWFW
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Submitted by: DOUVIA, GARY L — KETTLE FALLS, WA
Date submitted: 04/26/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW165725
Maintain the current regulation for opening day lakes. In 2012 the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a new regulation for Opening Day lakes moving the start date from the last Saturday in April to the 4th Saturday in April to ensure that there was not a delay in starting the fishery in years when there are five Saturdays in April. Maintaining the 4th Saturday in April will allow time to attain the desired size and for stocking of hatchery trout prior to the fishery.
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