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Reference ID: DFW586216

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW586216
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
NACHES RIVER (Yakima Co.) from mouth to confluence with Tieton River TROUT First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Min. size 12". Max. size 20". Daily limit 2. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited. Other Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited. WHITEFISH Dec. 1-Mar. 31 No min. size. Daily limit 15 WHITEFISH only. Whitefish gear rules. from confluence with Tieton River to Rattlesnake Creek TROUT First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Catch-and-release. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited. Other Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited. WHITEFISH Dec. 1-Mar. 31 No min. size. Daily limit 15 WHITEFISH only. Whitefish gear rules. from Rattlesnake Creek upstream TROUT First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Min. size 12". Max. size 20". Daily limit 2. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited. Other Game Fish First Sat. in June-Oct. 31 Statewide min. size/daily limit. Selective gear rules. Internal combustion motors prohibited. WHITEFISH Dec. 1-Mar. 31 No min. size. Daily limit 15 WHITEFISH only. Whitefish gear rules
New Rule Proposal:
NACHES RIVER (Yakima Co.) from mouth to confluence with Little Naches River Statewide min. size/daily limit. Release all TROUT. Selective gear rules, except Dec. 1-Last day in Feb.: whitefish gear may be used for WHITEFISH only. Internal combustion motors prohibited.
Why the change is needed:
Similar to the upper Yakima, Cle Elum, and Methow the Naches should be managed as a selective gear catch and release trout stream adding to the list of blue ribbon trout fisheries in Washington State.
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: ROUSE, SCOTT M — SAMMAMISH, WA

Date submitted: 06/13/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW586216

This proposal does not offer additional conservation protection that warrants adjusting the current rule. The current rule is protective of native fish while allowing a broad spectrum of recreational anglers to use the resource. Implementing the proposed rule would potentially reduce recreational use of the resource.


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