New Rule Proposal: I propose letting anglers use 2 rods for extra fee. I know this exists in limited freshwater areas now. Extend to marine areas in Puget Sound like it was years ago.
Why the change is needed: When anglers are fishing solo this gives the angler a chance to actually catch and retain a salmon for dinner.This is especially true in areas where hatchery only fish may be retained.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: Every sportsman I have ever spoken to!
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Would be a great addition to fishing experience
Submitted by: MAZANTI, CRAIG H — FEDERAL WAY, WA
Date submitted: 06/02/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW203159
Reasons not recommended for further consideration
Salmon, goes through the North of Falcon process This proposal deals with salmon. Salmon seasons are set through the Pacific Fisheries Management Council/North of Falcon process. This process adopts a cohesive set of rules for sport and commercial salmon fisheries, from ocean fisheries to those inside Puget Sound including freshwater fisheries each year during March and April.
Your proposal will be provided to the manager(s) responsible for this species so that it can be considered during the appropriate rulemaking process.
Online Public Comments(1 comments)
TACHELL, ART J December 16, 2012 TACOMA, WA Comments: There is no valid reason not to be able to use any number of rods as long as there are limits in fish retained.