Flyfishing only lakes

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  1. rudejude

    rudejude Banned or Parked

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    I am trying to figure the regs out, like I said in an earlier post, they leave the regs vauge so as to make them up along the way, again, only my opinion. On pass lake it is flyfishing only but when you look at the definition of terms it says blah blah, also refer to the special gear rules, now pass lake has been no motors at all, but now the regs say any lake that is special gear rules you can have a trolling motor now, am I trippin or what, can anyone clarify for me thanks....RJ:confused:
     
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    unless i'm mistaken i believe you can use a non-gas (electric) powered motor...i've seen them in use out there...
     
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    I would have to kindly disagree FF. Pass lake "motors prohibited". Per the definition of "motors prohibited" - "Fishing from a floating device equipped with a motor is prohibited."
     
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    Are you sure that it's not just Gasoline Motors?
     
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    For Pass Lake, the regs say "motors prohibited."
     
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    The definition of Fly Fishing Only doesn't say anything about "Special Gear Rules" or "Selective Gear Rules" (which I assume you meant to say). The rules for Pass Lake are Catch & Release, Fly Fishing Only, and Motors Prohibited. Can it get any simpler?
     
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    Not much room for interpretation.:thumb:
     
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    10-4 Alpinetrout!

    Mr. Rice - Note that the regs specifically denote internal combustion engines, which means that you can use electric. Motors prohibited is just that - no motors combustion or electric.
     
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    good call...what threw me was seeing someone there recently in a pontoon w/ electric motor attached and in use...i've never looked it up since i only kick around in a tube...my apologies
     
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    Wow that is some information, thanks for showing me that, now when they say lake trout in the changes for deer lake do they mean mackinaw or just trout in the lake:hmmm:
     
  12. James Mello

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    Each of the *species* are listed when required. None of those things are general terms. The front of the regs explains what each of the columns mean. Those definitions are never vague, so when in doubt just assume more restrictive, not less restrictive regs.
     
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    ONCE AGAIN, just because you see someone doing something DOESN'T mean it is legal. If you follow an offenders example you are no better than they are. Read your regs or call WDFW for an interpretation.

    SuperDave
     
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  16. If only there was a way to help people more easily interpret the rules. Or if there was a way to let them know before getting into the lake what the rules where. :confused:
    I know we could take an electric and combustion motor, paint red circles with a slash through them and strap them to a tree.
    Then without paint we strap a fly fishing pole to the tree. Then if it's catch and release, we strap a dead guy holding a dead fish to the tree and paint a red circle with slash on the fish.
    I am a problem solver, or not.
    Frank.
    :rofl:
     
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    When it says motors prohibited. It means that you can't even have a gas motor hanging off the back of your boat. Which I see a lot of gear fisherman do. For instance on Blackmans lake I've seen this happen. SO you tell them but they don't leave.

    Jim
     
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    I know our regs aren't the easiest to interpret. But the regs for Pass are pretty simple to interpret.

    Catch and release. Fly fishing only. Motors prohibited.

    If people have a hard time understanding those rules they shouldn't be fishing. If we're going to put a sign on a tree with a motor and a red slash thru it then we also need to explain to them what catch and release is. And then we need to educate them what the definition of fly fishing is.:confused:

    It's really not that hard. Maybe we should just require people to take an 8 week course on how to read the regs before someone is able to buy a fishing license.
     
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    Yep can't get any plainer that !
     
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    We already have a way of letting people know what the rules are before getting into a lake. It's called the SPORT FISHING RULES 2006/2007 pamphlet edition.

    Maybe not easy enough for a caveman to understand but if I can do it anyone can.:thumb: