New Rule Proposal: Maximum leader length beyond a weight of four feet (to reduce snagging of salmon.)
Why the change is needed: This rule would reduce intentional snagging on rivers such as the Skokomish River.
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: TOWNLEY, JOE — OLYMPIS, WA
Date submitted: 05/15/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW353607
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(2 comments)
GIRTZ, TODD J September 21, 2012 SUMNER, WA Comments: there are already rules in place for snaging, enforce those rules we do not need any more rules on this. this rule would hurt people trying to catch fish the right way
BENNER, ANDREW C November 28, 2012 SHELTON, WA Comments: this rule should definitely be taken into consideration. adding this to the anti snagging rule would reduce flossing(snagging with a 7-9' leader) anyone who is voluntarily getting the fish to bite can do so with 4' and under..