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Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW329526

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW329526
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Steelhead
Rule to Change:
COWEEMAN RIVER (Cowlitz Co.) from mouth to Mulholland Creek (557) Col. R. Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement (p. 16) TROUT First Sat. in June-Aug. 31 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be retained. Other Game Fish First Sat. in June-Aug. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. TROUT Nov. 1-Mar. 15 Catch-and-release except up to 2 hatchery STEELHEAD may be retained. Other Game Fish Nov. 1-Mar. 15 Statewide min. size/daily limit
New Rule Proposal:
Change open area to: From mouth to Baird Cr.
Why the change is needed:
This rule change adds an additional five miles of area open to hatchery winter steelhead fishing thereby increasing the harvest rate of hatchery winter steelhead and reducing the number of hatchery steelhead that may stray onto the spawning grounds and negatively impact wild winter steelhead. Also expands opportunity.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
This rule was recommended by the Region 5 Toutle/Green, Coweeman, Kalama Steelhead Planning Work Group (public)
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Very suppportive
Submitted by: DAMMERS, WOLF  — ,

Date submitted: 06/15/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW329526

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Increase open angling area on Coweeman River

Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Conservation

County or Location Information
Cowlitz County

Short Description
Extend area open to fishing approximately 5 miles, from mouth to Baird Creek.

Explanation
Adds an additional five miles of area open to hatchery winter steelhead fishing, thereby increasing the harvest rate of hatchery winter steelhead and reducing the number of hatchery steelhead that may stray onto the spawning grounds and negatively impact wild winter steelhead.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW927523
DFW329526

Online Public Comments

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