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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: DFW949466

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW949466
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Statewide
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Steelhead
Rule to Change:
Bait ban on the Washougal river
New Rule Proposal:
Doing away with selective bait fishing. On the washougal an start on June first. PUT BAIT AND BARBS BACK ON THE RIVER.
Why the change is needed:
BECAUSE IT'S STUPID
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Ron Reeves [fish cecker] Joe Hymer [WDFW]
Describe their support and/or concerns:
They are both in favor of the change
Submitted by: KRAFT, DANIEL J — VANCOUVER, WA

Date submitted: 06/14/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW949466

Current rule allows for retention of hatchery summer steelhead with selective gear rules(SGR). If SGR rules are removed this season would have to be eliminated due to potential impacts to outmigrating wild salmon and steelhead smolts and adult wild winter steelhead. An intensive creel survey conducted in the river indicates there is handling of wild winter steelhead that could be at greater hooking mortality risk if bait fishing was permitted.


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