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.