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This is one of the reasons that I moved away. Fishing skinny water was getting scarcer every year and the fish just simply weren't there. Plus your state made it harder and harder to find a place to park and fish without a pass of some kind. I can stay at a campground here for up to 16 days with out a permit of any kind. Plus most of the Vault toilets are clean. You don't see that in your woods.
 

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This is one of the reasons that I moved away. Fishing skinny water was getting scarcer every year and the fish just simply weren't there. Plus your state made it harder and harder to find a place to park and fish without a pass of some kind. I can stay at a campground here for up to 16 days with out a permit of any kind. Plus most of the Vault toilets are clean. You don't see that in your woods.
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This is one of the reasons that I moved away. Fishing skinny water was getting scarcer every year and the fish just simply weren't there. Plus your state made it harder and harder to find a place to park and fish without a pass of some kind. I can stay at a campground here for up to 16 days with out a permit of any kind. Plus most of the Vault toilets are clean. You don't see that in your woods.
Not all skinny water is affected by this. Just rivers down stream of falls. Above falls is open.
 

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At least this looks promising.

https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=1796

April 29, 2016

Puget Sound marine salmon and steelhead fisheries close

Action: Closes fishing for salmon in Marine Area 11, Marine Area 13, Tulalip Terminal Area, and year-round piers. No retention of hatchery steelhead in Marine Areas 5-13.

Effective Date: May 1, 2016 until further notice.

Species affected: Salmon and steelhead.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) and Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound), Tulalip Terminal Area (Marine Area 8-2), and year-round piers (Marine 8-2, 9, 10, 11, and 13) fishing closures - closed to fishing for salmon and steelhead. Marine Areas 5 through 13 for no steelhead retention.

The following are year-round piers within Puget Sound: Edmonds Public Fishing Pier, Elliott Bay Fishing Pier at Terminal 86, Seacrest Pier, Waterman Pier, Bremerton Boardwalk, Illahee State Park Pier, Dash Point Dock, Les Davis Pier, Des Moines Pier, Redondo Pier, Point Defiance Boathouse Dock, and Fox Island Public Fishing Pier.

Reason for action: The current Endangered Species Act (ESA) permit to authorize take (impacts) on chinook and steelhead expires April 30. Due to a lack of agreement with the co-managers for the 2016-17 salmon fishery seasons, ESA take coverage is not available beginning May 1. This emergency rule modifies fisheries to ensure compliance with the ESA.

Other information: Check the sport fishing rules pamphlet for details on other marine fisheries are open including bottomfish and trout: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808.
 

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Just an Old Man
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Not much skinny water is affected by this. Just rivers down stream of falls.
I know that but in my advanced age, I don't get around very good anymore . And some of those places above falls are getting hit harder and harder every year. I've sent a few people information on some of those places. I kind of shut up on them now.
 
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