2007 Umpqua River Sport Fishing Regulations Change

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2007 Umpqua River Sport Fishing Regulations Change

PETITION

Name of Water:

Umpqua River, Mainstem

Zone:

Southwest

Existing Rule:

Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. Non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be kept Jan. 1 April 30 and Dec. 1-31; 1 per day, 5 per year.

Proposed Rule:

Open for adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year. All non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead must be released.

Purpose:

1. The proposed regulation will change the existing rule back to the pre-2005 regulation change.

2. The Umpqua River run of non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead is currently a strong run. However, increased fishing pressure along with harvest of non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead has raised extreme concern for the winter steelhead population.