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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

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Reference ID: DFW774544

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW774544
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Bass
 • Crappie
 • Kokanee
 • Perch
 • Trout
 • Walleye
Rule to Change:
Two Pole Endorsement
New Rule Proposal:
No cost to people 60 years and older. Also no cost to handicap people. Limit this to people fishing from boat (only two people in the boat). Also fishing from dock or shore, or drop the price of the extra pole to $6.50 for all people fishing.
Why the change is needed:
Would add more enjoyment for older people. Also would get more older people more interested in fishing. Could help stop people (fishing with)two or more poles illegally --As is done on some resort rocks, boats and shore fishing.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Describe their support and/or concerns:

Date submitted: 05/25/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW774544

Reasons not recommended for further consideration

    License types and fees, Legislative action required
    This proposal deals with License types and fees. These rules are set by the Washington State Legislature, and require legislative action for changes. You can contact your state legislators by calling the legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

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