Only two fish over 17 inches??

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Vladimir Steblina, May 8, 2014.

  1. Vladimir Steblina Retired fishing instead of working

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    Wenatchee, WA
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    At one time there was a five fish limit for trout with ONLY two over 17 inches.

    I went looking through the regulations today and could not find any reference to two over 17 inches.

    So was this rule dropped in recent years??
  2. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Isn't it a lake dependent thing? I know of a few put and take lakes that are like that.
  3. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Grand Coulee, WA
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    I think Gary is right, lake dependent. I also know a few that still have that regulation in place. My favorite lake has an even odder one. Three trout, only one over eighteen inches. Catch and release only March-June.
  4. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    People don't follow the rules anyway. I fished Kitsap Lake in Bremerton yesterday. The rule there is 5 fish with two over 14 inches. Two guys came in next to the boat launch and I saw their 10 trout, all over 14 inches. I released all my trout, so next time they can KILL THEM TOO!!!!