Species covered in proposed rule • Trout • Steelhead
Rule to Change: none
New Rule Proposal: Green River (#565), South fork-Toutle River (577). Catch and release season- no bait, single barbless hook. Feb though April season.............
Why the change is needed: The rising price of gas- Retired, and other fixed income fishermen can have a few local destinations to fish....
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: No input given
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given
Submitted by: MURPHY, DAVE G — TOUTLE, WA
Date submitted: 04/29/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Recommended for Public Comment Reference ID: DFW311895
Rule Change Recommendation Short Title Increase hatchery summer steelhead harvest opportunity on the Green and Toutle rivers
Rules Category Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Type of Rule Change Proposal Recreational
County or Location Information Cowlitz County
Short Description Increase the harvest opportunity on hatchery summer steelhead. Open from mouth to 400 feet below the Toutle Hatchery water intake. All Game Fish: Last Saturday in May to the first Friday in June under selective gear rules.
Explanation Reduces the potential spawning and ecological interaction between hatchery summer steelhead and wild winter steelhead. This rule has been implemented for many years via emergency regulation.