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.
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
Submitted by: FORBES, TIMOTHY S — KIRKLAND, WA
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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