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Puget Sound Region Freshwater
Type of Rule Change Proposal
County or Location Information
Eliminate this lake as an opening day water and make it a year-round fishery.
ExplanationOriginal Rule Proposal Number(s)
Several lakes are located within the city limits of Lacey and Olympia but most are managed as Opening Day trout fisheries. Opening this lake year-round offers a fishing opportunity in a downtown setting where none currently exists. Additionally, hatcheries are having a difficult time getting all of the fish into lakes within a few weeks of the opener. This change would give hatchery staff flexibility when stocking year-round waters and could reduce predation by birds by stocking the other opening day managed waters closer to the opener. The lake also offers excellent fishing for warmwater fish that could be targeted year-round.
BYRNE, MARK E October 13, 2012
Yes to rule change #43, Good Idea!
CARVER SR., RUSSELL L November 29, 2012
Please pass rule#43.
ASHE, KEVIN December 08, 2012
BORDERLINE BASSIN CONTENDERS, ROBERT HARRIMAN January 15, 2013
We are in favor of this proposal.
Thanks for the opportunity to add year round fishing.
Bob Harriman, legis liaison
Borderline Bassin Contenders
WISNER, LEEROY January 28, 2013