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Simpler fishing rules proposed for Washington in 2017 could eliminate the 9-inch minimum size restriction for keeping crappie at Eloika Lake. (Rich Landers)

Washington proposals would simplify some fishing rules

FISHING – Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers. Public comment on a proposed package of simplified recreational fishing regulations for freshwater species, such as...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2017

Fish and wildlife officers post by some of the chinook and steelhead confiscated from an illegal gillnetting operation at the Deschutes River in Oregon. (Oregon Troopers)

Illegal gillnetters busted on Deschutes with 85 chinook 

FISHING -- Working on numerous complaints of illegal gillnetting on the Columbia River at the Deschutes River Sanctuary, Oregon State Police teamed with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement for a nighttime river patrol that caught two people deploying gillnets illegally before confiscating 85...

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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