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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