See proposed rule
language (CR-103)
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

Sportfishing Rule Proposals & Comments

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Statewide Coastal Region
Puget Sound
Region Freshwater
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Puget Sound
Region Marine
Eastern Washington and
Columbia Region Freshwater

Reference ID: DFW013900

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW013900
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Coastal Region Marine
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Other

Other Description
Dolly Varden/Bull Trout
Rule to Change:
Trout- Year Round- Catch and Release except up to 2 hatchery Steelhead
New Rule Proposal:
Trout,Dolly Varden/Bull Trout- Year Round- Catch and Release except up to 2 hatchery Steelhead. For clarification purposes
Why the change is needed:
There has been some misunderstanding if it is legal to catch and release Dolly Varden in marine waters. They are often caught while fishing for other species. DV should have the same regulations as Coastal Cutthroats in the marine waters.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Washington Fly Fishing Club
Describe their support and/or concerns:
The rules need clarification.

Date submitted: 06/12/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW013900

This does not require a change in the rules, but a change should be made in the sport fishing pamphlet to clarify the rule. Our region managers will ensure this occurs. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Online Public Comments    (0 comments)

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