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Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
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Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Type of Rule Change Proposal
County or Location Information
Modify the fishing season for the section from Old Highway 99 Bridge on Capitol Boulevard (in city of Tumwater) upstream to the Henderson Boulevard Bridge near Pioneer Park so that trout fishing is open year-round for catch and release. Require selective gear rules except from September 1 through October 15, when bait is allowed and barbless hooks are required.
ExplanationOriginal Rule Proposal Number(s)
Increase opportunity and consistent with fish management above Pioneer Park.
CARVER SR, RUSSELL L November 29, 2012
Please pass rule#52
HOFFMAN, SUSAN December 12, 2012
PLEASE make this happen.I think this is a much needed proposal as there is limited access to this river and this area gives the fisherman much better access.
SIMMS , RICH January 29, 2013
I do not support this proposal, unless you change and delete the bait window Sept. 1-Oct. 15. If this intended as a C&R fishery, this window would create a higher mortality rate for wild sea run cutthroat.