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Reference ID: DFW525375

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW525375
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
FORT BORST PARK POND NO Two Pole (Lewis Co.) Juvenile anglers only (under 15 years old). All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Last day in Feb. Statewide min. size/daily limit.
New Rule Proposal:
FORT BORST PARK POND NO (Lewis Co.) All Game Fish 4th Sat. in Apr.-Last day in Feb. Statewide min. size/daily limit.
Why the change is needed:
Remove Juvenile anglers only rule. Family, disabled, and elderly fishing opportunity on this lake is lacking under the current rule. The lake can be utilized more than it currently is, and lake fishing with a large amount of public access is limited in the area. Kid fishing events can still be held to offer juvenile only fishing opportunities.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Region 5 fish staff.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They support.
Submitted by: WEINHEIMER, JOHN  — ,

Date submitted: 06/15/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW525375

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Expand fishing opportunity to families, disabled and seniors on Fort Borst Park Pond

Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal

County or Location Information
Lewis County

Short Description
Allow family, disabled, and senior fishing opportunity on this lake.

The lake can withstand more fishing pressure and public fishing access is limited in this area. Fishing events can still be held to provide juvenile only fishing opportunities.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)

Online Public Comments

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