WDFW Q & A Thread - Questions for Stacie Kelsey, WDFW

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Re: WDFW Q & A Thread - Questions for Stacie Kelsey, WDFW

Post by ridgeratt » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:19 am

Just found this link!
Kudo's to making this a direct answer line. :salut:

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Post by trout-killa » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:01 pm

I have a question about the upcoming set of regulations in effect july 1. Is a tributary defined as a stream that flows directly into another stream? Or could a tributary be a stream that flows into one stream, then flows into the main stream. For example, the naches river tributaries have their own rules and we can therefore fish in them. So cowiche creek would be open. But would any stream flowing into cowiche, such as the north or south fork, be legal to fish? Thanks in advance.

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Re: WDFW Q & A Thread - Questions for Stacie Kelsey, WDFW

Post by Diverdoyle » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:12 pm

Any info on warm water plants like they have for the yearly trout plants ... My main interest is swofford pond or another west side lake with a healthy catfish population

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Post by Diverdoyle » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:19 pm

Second question ... Any plans to allow trout back into skate creek ... ?

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Post by Diverdoyle » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:27 am

Bump

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Post by Stacie Kelsey » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:18 pm

Hi everyone!!

Sorry for the delay!

We don't have the warmwater plants online but I will look into making that available. Both Kress and Swofford were stocked in August of 2014. We are hoping to get additional fish this year but not sure if that decision has been made.

At this time there are no plans to allow stocking back into Skate Creek. I understand the frustration as it was a very popular fishery.

We changed the pamphlet with regard to what is/is not open. It's called Stream Strategy. All rivers, streams and beaver ponds are CLOSED to fishing unless they are listed as open in the pamphlet see pages 50-76.

That information will show all the waters in the drainage you can fish. All other waters in those drainages are closed.

You can find this information on page 3.

Let me know if there is anything else!

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Post by Diverdoyle » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:32 pm

thank you for the reply .. i really miss skate creek good times there but also understand why they had to stop stocking . thanx for keeping us posted about your coverage area

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Post by Diverdoyle » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:35 pm

thank you for the reply .. i really miss skate creek good times there but also understand why they had to stop stocking . thanx for keeping us posted about your coverage area

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Post by Stacie Kelsey » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:46 pm

Yes both the Skate and the Tilton were popular.

If you like trout Mineral has still been doing good.

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Post by Diverdoyle » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:43 am

does mineral still have that bucket biologist bass issue ?

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Post by Stacie Kelsey » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:52 am

Sadly yes.

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Re: WDFW Q & A Thread - Questions for Stacie Kelsey, WDFW

Post by NWrookie » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Where can I find out the opening weekend for the Westside trout in April? :fish:

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Post by Amx » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:08 pm

I think it's always the 4th Sat or Sun. :-k

'Traditional Opener'
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Post by Toni » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:25 pm

NWrookie wrote:Where can I find out the opening weekend for the Westside trout in April? :fish:
In the regulations. But now I can not find it. I looked a while ago to see for lowland lake opening and it is the 4th Saturday in April.
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He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

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Post by Amx » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:39 pm

Ya, I looked, and also couldn't find it. :scratch:
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Post by Toni » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:41 pm

Amx wrote:Ya, I looked, and also couldn't find it. :scratch:
With the regulation booklet it isn't hard to miss.

edit: Found it It is in the special rule section of the westside lakes. BECAUSE on page 14 under areas/seasons Lake are open year round unless in the special rules starting on page 74.
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Post by Amx » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:00 pm

Toni wrote:
Amx wrote:Ya, I looked, and also couldn't find it. :scratch:
With the regulation booklet it isn't hard to miss.

edit: Found it It is in the special rule section of the westside lakes. BECAUSE on page 14 under areas/seasons Lake are open year round unless in the special rules starting on page 74.
Yes, then you have to look up the lake you want to fish, to see if it's different than the traditional opener, or if not listed in the special rules, then it's open year around. The date of opening of the few lakes I skimmed over were all the 4th Sat in April, when stated. And years ago it use to be the 4th Sunday. :) Like when most lakes, if not all lakes were closed during the winter. The regs use to even mention the words 'traditional opener'.
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