Rules Category: Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule • Other
Other Description Chinook salmon
Rule to Change: Closing the spring chinook season early for bank anglers in washington on the columbia
New Rule Proposal: Allow washington bank anglers to star the season for spring chinook after april 7th and run until May 1
Why the change is needed: There are rarely any spring chinook salmon caught from the bank on the washington side until April 10th. The states records will confirm this.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change: All my friends who I fish with... Also the washington columbia fish checkers.
Describe their support and/or concerns:
The fishermen are angery because they are ignored.
Submitted by: ELLERTSON, DAVE R — KALAMA, WASHINGTON, WA
Date submitted: 04/26/2012
WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation
Not Recommended for further consideration Reference ID: DFW959513
Reasons not recommended for further consideration
Salmon, goes through the North of Falcon process This proposal deals with salmon. Salmon seasons are set through the Pacific Fisheries Management Council/North of Falcon process. This process adopts a cohesive set of rules for sport and commercial salmon fisheries, from ocean fisheries to those inside Puget Sound including freshwater fisheries each year during March and April.
Your proposal will be provided to the manager(s) responsible for this species so that it can be considered during the appropriate rulemaking process.
Online Public Comments(1 comments)
WEHNES, STEFFEN K January 16, 2013 COWICHE, WA Comments: It seems that every time the spring salmon start over the boneville dam in the peak numbers, the sport salmon season is discontinued. It is open when the fishing is not productive. The Indians get to fish when the fishing is good. I agree that we should have a season that remains until the quota is met. This would give us the opportunity to catch fish when they are there. This would also alleviate the bad feelings between the indians and the sport fisherman. The past two years have caused dissentment between the sport anglers , the indians, and Cindy Laffluer because of this. Also, If the trend continues, then most sport fisherman will not bother purchasing a liscense. I have heard the comment "Why should I support the fishery, if I cannot fish when the fish are here in the large numbers" from many of my fellow fisherman including myself. Also, if the indians can use five poles per person, then why cannot we use our two pole endorsement? Lets all get along and share.