river rule changes this year

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by sourdoughsmitty, May 13, 2013.

  1. sourdoughsmitty Member

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    Hey what is up with some of the rivers --sky , south fork stilly above granite falls and a few others do not open until august ,some rivers like the sky have totally different seasons for each stretch , so anyone know the reason for this ? wanted to take the grand puppies up to the sf stilly and now I have to wait until august:( thanks smitty
  2. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    They open the first Saturday in June. Read it again. The August date is when the night closure goes into effect.
  3. Porter Active Member

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    I'll admit our regs are difficult to decipher at times. This forum is helpful, but not everyone here gives correct information, especially reagrding wolves :rolleyes: I believe CB above is correct, but read again and confirm what he has offered you.
  4. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    i would cry if i couldnt summer steel fish hear locally
  5. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    And it's only a couple of weeks away now. It's been another long spring with now river fishing. I think there'd be riots in the streets if they extended the closures another two months into August.
  6. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    anyone wanna do a scout trip down the sky soon?
  7. Jim Darden Active Member

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    If you don't have a Philadelphia lawyer with you and a lap top, you don't know what the regulations are in Washington. Just fish a single barbless (small) hook, don't use a net, don't keep anything, don't lift the fish out of the water and hope for the best........;)
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  8. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Yes I agre. The reg's have confused me many times.
  9. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I am totally down for that. I am actually going to go scope things out a little bit tomorrow.
  10. fredaevans Active Member

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    Oh soooo true! I don't fish Washington as I'm located minutes from the Rogue River but to get your Game Department reg changes into my e-mail in box. Reg's change (almost) once per week. Oregon's will 'change' but pretty infrequently.

    Last major changes involved fishing on the Columbia River.