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Reference ID: DFW246055

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW246055
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Not species specific
Rule to Change:
Cougar (Winthrop), Buzzard, and Little Twin Lakes located in Okanogan County currently do not have "two-pole" icon listed
New Rule Proposal:
Insert "two pole" icon in the following lakes, due to the fact that all of these waters are under selective gear rules during all or part of the fishing season; Cougar (Winthrop), Buzzard, and Little Twin (all within Okanogan County)
Why the change is needed:
When the 2012-2013 fishing rules pamphlet came out, the "two pole" icon was inadvertantly left off of these three selective gear waters.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Region Two Fish Program Manager (Jeff Korth)
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Needed for maintaining consistency throughout pamphlet.
Submitted by: JATEFF, ROBERT J — TWISP, WA

Date submitted: 06/05/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW246055

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Evaluate two pole fishing opportunity on "quality water" lakes statewide

Rules Category
Statewide

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information

Short Description
Allow the use of two poles on "quality waters" statewide.

Explanation
Post implementation of the two-pole rule, WDFW is seeking to find additional waters where this rule can be applied to expand recreational opportunity. In addition: The "no two pole" icon was inadvertently left off of three selective gear rule waters in the sport fish pamphlet: Cougar, Buzzard and Little Twin. Since the inception of the two-pole rule, numerous anglers statewide have inquired about the possibility of allowing the use of two poles on "quality waters". DFW is soliciting comments from the public to determine if the two-pole rule should be placed on "quality waters". Options are: 1. No action, Leave the two-pole rule on "quality waters" the way it is; 2. Allow two-pole on all "quality Waters"; 3. Allow two-pole on a portion of "quality waters"-based on staff and public recommendations.

Lakes and ponds listed in this table are proposed as two-pole waters.

Region Lake/Pond Name County
1 Amber Spokane
1 Bayley Stevens
1 Browns Pend Oreille
1 Coffeepot Lincoln
1 Long Ferry
1 McDowell Stevens
1 Medical Spokane
1 Muskegon Pend Oreille
1 Rigley Stevens
2 Aeneas Okanogan
2 Beda Grant
2 Big Twin Okanogan
2 Black Okanogan
2 Blue (near Wannacut Lake) Okanogan
2 Blue (Sinlahekin Creek) Okanogan
2 Brookies Grant
2 Campbell Okanogan
2 Chopaka Okanogan
2 Cougar (Pasayten Wildnerness) Okanogan
2 Davis Okanogan
2 Dry Falls Grant
2 Dusty Grant
2 Ell Okanogan
2 Green Okanogan
2 Grimes Douglas
2 Hidden Okanogan
2 Homestead Grant
2 Lenice Grant
2 Lenore Grant
2 Lower green Okanogan
2 Merry Grant
2 Nunnally Grant
2 Quail Adams
2 Rat Okanogan
3 Lake Easton Kittitas
4 Lone Island
4 Mountain San Juan
4 Rattlesnake King
4 Ravensdale King
5 Fort Borst Park Lewis
6 Anderson Jefferson
6 Damon Grays Harbor
6 Kennedy Creek Thurston
6 McLane Creek Thurston
6 Mooses Pacific
6 Middle Nemah Pacific
6 Owens Pacific
6 Promised Land Grays Harbor
6 Shye Grays Harbor
6 Vance Creek #2 Grays Harbor
6 Wynoochee Reservoir Grays Harbor

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW174386
DFW246055

Online Public Comments

Online public comments submitted for this proposal can be found here.