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Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Type of Rule Change Proposal
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Extend the game fish season for the area upstream of the highway bridge at Malott to September 15.
ExplanationOriginal Rule Proposal Number(s)
Recent permanent rule changes for salmon on the Okanogan River closes the season on Sept 15. It would be consistent with the salmon closure to close the "all other game fish" season at the same time (Sept 15th) to allow non-salmon anglers to fish this section of the river as well.
FISHER, CHRISTOPHER J October 08, 2012
I support the proposed regulation. WDFW should consider liberalizing bag limits on non-native species in this river, particulalry smallmouth bass which likely have significant predation rates upon sub-yearling summer chinook salmon migrants
FINCH, RICHARD B October 14, 2012
The harvest of bass, walleye, whitefish, etc (in other words, all fish other than trout) should be permitted during any steelhead season. Selective gear rules only for all species.
CARVER SR., RUSSELL L November 29, 2012
Please pass rule # 19.
FEWKES, RICH December 14, 2012
it would be fair and wise to have both close at the same time.
LINDEBLAD, DAVID December 21, 2012