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2013 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Meeting Feb. 8-9, 2013

2013 – 2014 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing. Audio available.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2013-2014

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Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
# 45. Change Shady Lake opening date

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Rules Category
Puget Sound Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal

County or Location Information
King County

Short Description
Open the season on the fourth Saturday in April.

Shady Lake is the only seasonal fishing opportunity in Region 4 that is delayed until June and there are no alternative opening day lakes in the immediate vicinity of south-central King County. According to historic WDFW regional files, the current regulation at Shady Lake was implemented in 1986 to evaluate the effects of a delayed opener and special bag limit on the trout fishery. These changes were never evaluated. Thus, there is no compelling evidence for maintaining a shortened fishing season with restrictive harvest regulations. This will expand opportunity in this populous area of Washington State and improve the ability of WDFW to attract new anglers to the sport.

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)

Final Rule Actions

Staff Recommendation
Adopt as proposed.

Commission Action
Adopted as proposed.

Rule Modifications

Public Testimony

There were no comments.

Online Public Comments  (0 comments)

No online public comments submitted for this proposal.

Other Comments Received