Some folks asked me if this is worth doing. Well if you feel compelled to object I guess so but not really. The agency dumped everything into one big run rather than area by area as we are used to seeing. After that it was up on the website that the rules would be adopted around the 26th which translated means it is all done already. Now how this is possible is what The Twin Harbors Fish & Wildlife Advocacy legal challenge to the NOF not complying with the APA process ( CR 101 / 102 / ect to set a WAC ) that Bay Wolf has been putting up in other threads is about. You might want to pay attention to this as this is not about " I don't like the season " but rather a challenge to the complete violation of legal statute by WDF&W in how they set season in private minus a record while running out the NOF dog & pony show.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing rule changes for recreational salmon fishing. The agency developed these changes through a pre-season planning process known as “North of Falcon” that includes a series of public meetings with federal, state, tribal and industry representatives and other concerned citizens. Rules based on the North of Falcon planning process change from year to year to reflect resource availability and achieve conservation goals.

The CR-102 and proposed WAC can be viewed and downloaded at:

In accordance with RCW 34.05.320, a public hearing will be held on:

Wednesday, June 25, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., at the Natural Resources Building, Room 682, 1111 Washington St., SE, Olympia, WA, 98504 (Puget Sound Marine and Freshwater)

Thursday, June 25, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at the Region 5 Office, Room 102, 5525 S 11th Street, Ridgefield, WA, 98642 (Columbia River)

Thursday, June 26, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., at the Region 6 Office, Large Conference Room, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA, 98563 (Coastal Marine)

Thursday, June 26, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Region 6 Office, Large Conference Room, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA, 98563 (Coastal Freshwater)

In case you are unable to or do not wish to attend the public hearing, you may submit written comments to WDFW’s rules coordinator, Scott Bird, at PO Box 43152, Olympia, WA 98501; via e-mail at; or via fax at (360) 902-2155.

WDFW must receive comments by June 24, 2019.

Edited by Rivrguy (06/04/19 11:53 AM)
Dazed and confused.............the fog is closing in