WDFW Steelhead Changes

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  1. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    Many of you know, some may not. This is from a brief conversation with Bob & WDFW, I'll hold on details till Monday when this all gets official.

    Systems: Snohomish, Skagit, Stillaquamish & Puyallup

    Dec 1, goes to wild steelhead C&R
    Mar 1, goes to closure for Spring

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  2. Steelieblue

    Steelieblue New Member

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    Hey Chris,

    I am 22 and moving out to your area in May and am trying to get acquanted with the overwhelming rules that WA has for fishing. I am from WI so I am not used to this many rules. Is there any Master of Web Pages to look at concerning which (and when) waters are open and the different classes of regulation? Also, what are the different types of restriction classes for gear? There must be some lingo here because I have been monitoring this site and sometimes end up confused by the conversations you gentlemen have. Otherwise this is a great site, keep it up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you much. Good fishing to you.

    Josh
     
  3. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Josh,

    Too many rules due to so many anglers and a hot resource around salmon & steelhead. There are also a few lakes & rivers with selective rules to lift the quality of the waters (The Yakima River is a good example) It is challenging having to review the rules of specific waters but your in luck, there is a spot which puts all this under one wrapper.

    [link:www.wa.gov/wdfw/fishcorn.htm|WDFW - Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife]

    They make the rules, they provide the rules as well as all the updates.

    And, if you have any questions on the lingo email me off-line and I'll help you out.

    Welcome to the state. (since your not from Cali, heh)

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  4. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Post dredge. Remember when Chris used to post a bunch?
     
  5. Swimmy

    Swimmy Riffle > Run > Pool

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    All these old posts and Chris is in everyone of 'em.

    Why did he quit posting?
     
  6. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    He has more pressing issues now. Those girls are probably getting all kinds of attention from hormonal crazed boys.;);)
     
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  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Wagering his girls make good choices. I bet they don't stress him as much as you think. Bet he is just busy.
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Still fun to poke the bear once in a while.:)
     
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    They are probably armed, and good shots
     
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    He probably doesn't want his "likes" to go through the roof.
     
  11. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Thanks for the heads up , first I've heard of these new regulations
     
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    Speaking of new regs. I know they upped the limit on the Klick to 3 rats a day. Anybody heard if its mandatory retention to go with it? That would be nice...
     
  13. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    IMO, I never stopped. Openly I slowed down but offline between friends and general change requests / admin'ing I'm still active.
     
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