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Reference ID: DFW702278

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW702278
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Steelhead
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
Naches River 2 fish limit
New Rule Proposal:
Make the Naches River a Catch and Release Fishery.
Why the change is needed:
I propose that the Naches River in Central Washington be changed to a Catch and Release Fishery. The benefits of catch and release are many and far outweigh any of the negatives. Look at the Yakima River above Roza as an example. The trout fishery on the Yakima has improved to the point it has become a destination river and a huge economic benefit to both the county and the state. A similar scenario on the Naches could and would add to the overall draw of the region and subsequent economic benefits. Thank you for your time. Best Regards, Erik Hanson
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: HANSON, ERIK L — KENMORE, WA

Date submitted: 05/17/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW702278

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.


Online Public Comments    (5 comments)

RICHARD, STEVEN   October 11, 2012
MARYSVILLE, WA  
Comments:
This would be an excellent idea, I fully support.
VOSS, MICHAEL   December 16, 2012
YAKIMA, WA  
Comments:
no moor catch and release programs .The Natches must be left for anglers to have the option of taking home a few fish to eat . REDs and his band of Librals can shove it . If it goes catch and release i will quit Fishing NO
VOSS, MICHAEL   December 16, 2012
YAKIMA, WA  
Comments:
no moor catch and release programs .The Natches must be left for anglers to have the option of taking home a few fish to eat . REDs and his band of Librals can shove it . If it goes catch and release i will quit Fishing NO
VOSS, MICHAEL   December 16, 2012
YAKIMA, WA  
Comments:
no moor catch and release programs .The Natches must be left for anglers to have the option of taking home a few fish to eat . REDs and his band of Librals can shove it . If it goes catch and release i will quit Fishing NO
VOSS, MICHAEL   December 16, 2012
YAKIMA, WA  
Comments:
no moor catch and release programs .The Natches must be left for anglers to have the option of taking home a few fish to eat . REDs and his band of Librals can shove it . If it goes catch and release i will quit Fishing NO