WDFW March 15th meeting to include vote on bait ban and delayed opening for Puget Sound rivers

By on March 13, 2024

The WDFW Commission is meeting March 14th to the 16th. The complete agenda of that meeting is linked below.

On Friday, March 15th, from 1:00pm to 1:30pm, the WDFW “Staff will brief the Commission and ask for a decision on the request to change regulations that will ban the use of bait in all rivers and tributaries in the Puget Sound and delay the opening of fishing season until mid-June in Puget Sound Rivers.” [emphasis mine -ed.]

The WDFW’s position statement, which states the petition should be denied can be found at the link below.

The petition that requests this bait ban / delay in opening of the rivers can be found at the link below.

If you’d like to give input on this or any other petition, you’ll need to register online beforehand. Please read and follow the directions on the meeting agenda page listed below.

Link to entire meeting agenda, including links to registering for input.

Link to the WDFW position statement, re: the bait ban / delayed river opening petition.

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