Steelheading regulations regarding catch-and-release fishing in the lower Grande Ronde River are incorrectly published on page 68 in Washington’s 2015-2016 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Officials say the pamphlet neglects to show that fishermen, as in the past, must release all steelhead caught until the end of the year in the lower 2.5 miles of the river.
A Fish and Wildlife Department manager says a correction is set to be posted on the agency’s emergency rules web page this week to require mandatory release of steelhead in the lower river through Dec. 31.
LINK (via: The Spokesman Review)
The story also covers proper etiquette when it comes to fishing crowded areas on the Ronde….or any where else for that matter.