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    Exclamation You fish in Washington State, best check for Reg changes before the key goes into ..

    the car door. Another one, and these come out about every two weeks.

    WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
    Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

    May 7, 2013

    Open Upper Wheeler Reservoir for fly fishing only

    Action: Change fishing regulations at Upper Wheeler Reservoir from closed waters to fly fishing only.

    Effective dates: May 18 through Sept. 14, 2013.

    Species affected: Trout and all other game fish.

    Location: Upper Wheeler Reservoir, located approximately 11 miles southwest of the town of Wenatchee in Chelan County.

    Reason for action: Upper Wheeler Reservoir is owned and operated by the Wenatchee Heights Reclamation District (WHRD) and has been closed to public access. WDFW has made arrangements with WHRD and the Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers (WVFF) to grant public access to recreational anglers under Fly Fishing Only regulations. The agreement includes fish stocking and a land-use agreement by WDFW, and site maintenance by the WVFF. While there are currently 15 other Fly Fishing Only waters throughout the state, there are no such waters currently open in Chelan County.

    Other Information: Catch and release for trout species only. Statewide general rules for size and bag limits apply for all other game fish. The use of motors is prohibited. Anglers should consult the current sportfishing rules pamphlet for a definition of Fly Fishing Only regulations.

    Information contacts: Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337, Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624.

    Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.
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    Default Re: You fish in Washington State, best check for Reg changes before the key goes into

    Will be in Chelan for a couple of days this September, I would like to try float tubing a few lakes.

    Any suggestions

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    Default Re: You fish in Washington State, best check for Reg changes before the key goes into

    Regs here seem to change without any notice. While I applaud the efforts to be intelligent and responsive to vastly different conditions throughout the state, it is still pretty confusing to sort out what's what, especially on waters that can simultaneously be closed (for trout) and open (for steelhead or salmon) in the fall and early spring.

    And I do read the manual (150 plus pages) they produce every year.

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    Default Re: You fish in Washington State, best check for Reg changes before the key goes into

    Quote Originally Posted by wineshark View Post
    Regs here seem to change without any notice. While I applaud the efforts to be intelligent and responsive to vastly different conditions throughout the state, it is still pretty confusing to sort out what's what, especially on waters that can simultaneously be closed (for trout) and open (for steelhead or salmon) in the fall and early spring.

    And I do read the manual (150 plus pages) they produce every year.
    Sounds like Oregons; but you best log on and see what, if any thing, has changed. Understand the 'why' as the booklet has to written months in advance and much of it is 'anticipation.' If that doesn't happen .. it doesn't.

    But Oregon's pretty stable, Washington .... I know they have their fish run issues but the answer may just be (for Salmon fishing anyway) to just close it down.
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