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Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Type of Rule Change Proposal
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Open Ross Lake Tributary Streams and their tributaries from one mile upstream of Ross Lake to headwaters (except Ruby Creek closed and its tributaries open) under the following rules: All Game Fish: July 1-October 31, statewide minimum size/daily limit.
ExplanationOriginal Rule Proposal Number(s)
These tributaries were dropped from the open list during the Stream Strategy process. All are above the anadromous zone and together constitute a very significant increase in stream miles open for fishing.
ASHE, KEVIN December 08, 2012
this is long over due. great areas to fish and i don't think there will be any overfishing. yes.
JOHNSON, KENNETH B December 10, 2012
I would support this change in regulations ONLY if the tributary streams are placed under catch and release status.
DODD, JOEL December 16, 2012
This is all very nice but....Ross Lake is an agrivation to many of us with our own boats. The only access is via Canada. Why are we not allowed to launch SOMEWHERE in the USA?