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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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Reference ID: DFW739330

Original Rule Proposal     See comments

Reference ID: DFW739330
Recreational Opportunities      Submission Type: Public
Rules Category:
Eastern Washington and Columbia Region Freshwater
Species covered in proposed rule
 • Trout
Rule to Change:
New Rule Proposal:
Expand number of "catch and release" type flyfishing lakes and streams.
Why the change is needed:
Increased interest in flyfishing,and budget constraints for planting fish make converting "put and take" waters into catch and release make sense. In an effort to get maximum enjoyment out of every fish, catching them more than once provides a quality experience for many fishermen. It's my opinion that flyfishermen would even be willing to pay an extra fee for fishing these waters if the funds raised were used to enhance the quality of the fishing.
Names of individuals or groups with whom you have discussed this change:
Flyfishing clubs in eastern washington
Describe their support and/or concerns:
No input given
Submitted by: COTE, DAVID K — YAKIMA, WA

Date submitted: 04/27/2012

WDFW Rule Proposal Recommendation

Not Recommended for further consideration     Reference ID: DFW739330

This is a general recommendation and needs to be more specific for review as a sport rule proposal.

Online Public Comments    (0 comments)

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