Hood Canal closed to fishing?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by searuncutt, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. searuncutt New Member

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    Here's one that all Hood Canal fly fishers should take note of... House Bill 2463. First read 1/17/2002, this bill proposes to "temporarily" close Hood Canal sportfishing via the creation of The Hood Canal Marine Sanctuary. You can read this bill at www.leg.wa.gov/wsladm/billinfo/dspBillSummary.cfm?billnumber=2463
    While I'm totally in favor of fish recovery in Hood Canal, I don't feel that catch and release fly fishing has any significant impact on these stocks. Hope I'm not the only one.
  2. rockfish Member

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    I hope that includes all the indian salmon dumping, they probly got thousands of wild silvers in the area last year. they were all washed washed up on the beaches, same with cutthroat. mainly fly fishers only fish the canal huh. except salmon runs, or shellfish. I'm probly wrong. Ben
  3. searuncutt New Member

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    Nope, Tribal fishing will not be effected by the creation the Marine Sanctuary.
  4. rockfish Member

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    one day I hope the state will figure it out
  5. searuncutt New Member

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    Just received e-mail from Representative Jim Buck. The bill died two weeks ago according to him.