WDFW LogoWashington Department of Fish & Wildlife
  HELP | EMPLOYMENT | NEWS | CONTACT  
WDFW LogoFishing & Shellfishing
Report a Poacher or Other Violation

Fishing Hotline
360-902-2500

Shellfish Rule
Change Hotline

1-866-880-5431

More Hotline Information...

For more information on
fishing, please contact the
WDFW Fish Program.
360-902-2700
Fish Program District Biologists

For fishing regulation
questions, e-mail us at:
fishregs@dfw.wa.gov

For all other questions and comments, e-mail us at:
fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

 

 
See proposed rule
language (CR-103)
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

Sportfishing Rule Proposals & Comments

View proposals and comments on proposals that were submitted by the public and WDFW staff.
There are two types of rules available for viewing.


Recommended
for Public Comment
Not Recommended
for further consideration
View by Category
Statewide Coastal Region
Freshwater
Statewide
Shellfish/Seaweed
Puget Sound
Region Freshwater
Coastal Region
Marine
Puget Sound
Region Marine
Eastern Washington and
Columbia Region Freshwater

Reference ID: DFW727070

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW727070
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: WDFW Staff
Rules Category:
Puget Sound Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Kokanee
Rule to Change:
Elk Lake Clallam Co. TROUT ... Min. size 14". Daily limit 2. (Selective gear rules. - added, though not showing in pamphlet.)
New Rule Proposal:
Elk Lake Clallam Co. TROUT ... Min. size 14". Daily limit 2. (Selective gear rules in force though not showing in pamphlet.) Release KOKANEE.
Why the change is needed:
Adding "Release KOKANEE" to Elk Lake brings this water into uniformity with the other tributary waters of Ozette Lake, where the sockeye salmon population is listed, and the kokanee population is receiving added protection because of its presumed or potential association with the sockeye population. In the regulation pamphlet see the following tributaries to Ozette Lake: Coal, Palmquist, Big River and tribs, Crooked, Quinn, Elk, Siwash, and South creeks. All have selective gear rules and release Kokanee. A parallel rule change is needed and has been submitted for Umbrella Creek and tributaries, Clallam Co., the tributary through which Elk Lake drains to Ozette Lake.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Kirt Hughes
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Agrees with proposed changes.
Submitted by: GROSS, MIKE L — ,

Date submitted: 06/12/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Recommended for Public Comment     Reference ID: DFW727070

Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
Require release of kokanee in Elk Lake and Umbrella Creek

Rules Category
Coastal Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Conservation

County or Location Information
Clallam County

Short Description
Require the release of kokanee in Elk Lake and Umbrella Creek and all tributaries to protect Lake Ozette sockeye.

Explanation
Provide additional protection for Ozette Lake Sockeye that are federally listed under the Endangered Species Act. This rule brings these waters into uniformity with the other tributary waters to Ozette Lake.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW727070
DFW514278

Online Public Comments

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