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2013 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Meeting Feb. 8-9, 2013

2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing. Audio available.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Reference ID: DFW422143

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW422143
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Steelhead
 • Other

Other Description
Rule to Change:
Select area two rod endorsement
New Rule Proposal:
Repeal this eondorsement
Why the change is needed:
Due to large number of people competing for limited productive bank access this rule is creating friction between anglers. It is also tempting people to break the law as a person with two rods out is recruiting others to tend their second rod while playing a fish. Effectively creating a situation where an anler with a two rod endorsement is fishing three rods and one without is fishing two for a time. With a bank full of rods, half of which can not be tended to properly, tangles and lost fish are common. It also circumvents the law which states that an angler must be incontrol on his or her fishing rod at all times. This being impossible as a person with two rods in the water can only be in control on one.
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: GATES, JIM  — WOODLAND, WA

Date submitted: 05/30/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW422143

The Washington State Legislature authorized the Department to sell a Two-Pole Endorsement allowing an angler to fish with a second fishing pole in specific waters of the state. The Department is continuing to seek additional waters where this endorsement is valid including fishing for salmon.

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