Why the change is needed: I would like to see a rule change to trout fishing, not on all lakes, but mostly on smaller lakes where planted trout do not have much chance for survival beyond 1 year. I think dropping the daily limit to 2 trout, with a minimum size of 12 inches would create opportunity for more people to catch bigger, better quality fish. It would also save the state money by reducing the demand for trout hatcheries.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
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Submitted by: TEIGEN, BRYCE W — EVERETT, WA
Date submitted: 04/30/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW196432
Not specific enough (e.g., which lakes with two? what is mostly smaller lakes?). WDFW Fish Program is working on increasing trout production and modifying stocking strategies that should help with this concern.
Online Public Comments(1 comments)
RICHARD, STEVEN October 11, 2012 MARYSVILLE, WA Comments: A reduced limit/minimum size on some lowland lakes would be a great idea. Not only would it lengthen the time that planted fish are available, but would help increase the quality of fish available.