Rules Category: Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule • Steelhead • Trout
Rule to Change: "None."
New Rule Proposal: Adopt anti-snagging lure restriction on the Klickitat river from Fisher Hill Bridge to Yakima Reservation Boundary.
Why the change is needed: Snagging is a problem in many salmon holes. This eliminates this issue. It Reduces hook mortality on wild steelhead caught and released while targeting hatchery steelhead. The reduction in mortality to wild steelhead is needed to ensure the health of this run.
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: KELLER, CHRIS — CLE ELUM, WA
Date submitted: 06/15/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW597333
This can be addressed at North of Falcon if concern is salmon, also do not believe snagging of steelhead is a problem in this area of the river.
Online Public Comments(1 comments)
SMITH, OLIVER H December 20, 2012 TROUT LAKE , WA Comments: Snagging may not be a problem for steelhead but it sure as hell is for salmon. All you to do is get out of the office and look at the river to find this out. Oh, and take your head out of the sand.