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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: DFW896150

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW896150
Critical Conservation Need      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Steelhead
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
Designated Catch and Release area for Naches River
New Rule Proposal:
Total Catch and Release from Little Naches to Mouth of Yakima River
Why the change is needed:
Protecting the Steelhead Smolt that grow to near 12" before heading out sea, Native Cutthroat and Rainbow. Make this little Gem as good, if not better then the Yakima. We need more rivers in this state for the sport of Catch and Release, not Catch and Retreat. Thank you.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Joe Rotter, Red's Fly Shop
Describe their support and/or concerns:
Same as mine

Date submitted: 05/24/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW896150

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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