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Rule Change Recommendation Short Title
# 22. Remove daily limit on brook trout in Tucquala Lake

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Rules Category
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater

Type of Rule Change Proposal
Recreational

County or Location Information
Kittitas County

Short Description
Change the rule in Tucquala Lake to no daily limit on brook trout.

Explanation
Provide additional opportunity to harvest non-native brook trout, which are prolific in this lake. Tucquala Lake is a wide, slow moving section of the upper Cle Elum River. Non-native char (brook trout and lake trout) in the upper Cle Elum drainage above Cle Elum Dam are an impediment to reintroduction/recovery of native bull trout and compete with native rainbow and cutthroat. Region 3 has adopted similar regulations to liberalize the daily limit for brook trout in other waters where bull trout and other native trout may be adversely impacted (e.g., Indian Creek, Yakima Co.; Yakima River from Easton Lake to Keechelus Dam).

Original Rule Proposal Number(s)
DFW642799

Final Rule Actions

Staff Recommendation
Adopt as proposed.

Commission Action
Adopted as proposed.

Rule Modifications
No


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