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2015 Recreational Fishing Rules Concise Explanatory Statement
Fish & Wildlife Commission
Meeting Jan. 8-10, 2015

2015 – 2016 Sportfishing Rule Proposals – Briefing and Public Hearing. Audio available.

Sportfishing Rule Changes for 2015-2016

View proposals and comments on proposals that were submitted by the public and WDFW staff.

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Region 3

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# 20. 2 pole fishing opportunities   
Allow 2 pole fishing in waters where opportunities exist consistent with conservation objectives.
# 21. Cle Elum Lake adjust size limit and daily limits for Kokanee and remove daily limit for Lake trout, brown trout and eastern brook trout   
Reduces kokanee daily limit from 16 to 5 (i.e. kokanee included in statewide trout daily limit for lakes) and sets a slot limit (Min. size 9", Max. size 15"), and removes the daily limit for non-nativ.....
# 22. McCabe Pond   
Allow non-motorized personal flotation devices to increase fishing opportunities and help protect sensitive riparian habitat.
# 23. Kachess and Keechelus Kokanee daily limit   
To be consistent with kokanee fisheries statewide and to conserve kokanee in these waters, reduce daily bag limit of kokanee to 10 fish.
# 24. Naches River: increase catch and release opportunity   
Additional recreation opportunity requiring catch and release for trout on the Naches River from Rattlesnake Creek upstream.
Not Recommended for further consideration

Do not allow wild trout removal from the water prior to release
Must release all bass during the spawning season
Allow archery fishing for Channel Catfish on the Columbia River and tributaries