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Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
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Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Type of Rule Change Proposal
County or Location Information
Cowlitz County, Blue Creek tributary to Cowlitz River
Open the fishery to all anglers and remove requirement that only anglers who permanently use a wheelchair may fish for the following section: from the posted sign at fence (about 40 feet downstream from rearing pond outlet) to the posted sign above the rearing pond outlet.
ExplanationOriginal Rule Proposal Number(s)
This area no longer meets the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. A new ADA Access has been constructed nearby on the Cowlitz River to take its place. Open fishery dates have been changed to provide additional opportunity to harvest straying hatchery steelhead, thereby keeping them off the spawning ground and negatively impacting wild winter steelhead in the lower Cowlitz River. Retention of only hatchery steelhead is clarified.
MELCHIOR, THOMAS September 21, 2012
DES MOINES, WA
Totally agree with this recommendation
TACHELL, JONATHAN T October 08, 2012
GIG HARBOR, WA
I am in favor of opening this area on the cowlitz river to angling for the general public.
CARVER SR., RUSSELL L November 29, 2012
Please reject proposal #34 there is plenty of room on this river.Give the handicapped a break !!
PETERS, JIMMIE January 08, 2013
Should be increased
WISNER, LEEROY January 28, 2013
FRIEND, STEPHEN January 28, 2013
Agree with this proposal.