Deadline Extended! Support the Naches River
October 16, 2014
This is a "RE-POST" of a topic that I wrote about earlier this month. Please read through this and voice your support for expanding Catch-and-Release on the Naches River through this link: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/2015-2016/proposal.php?id=23
Help Us Help the Naches River
This is a critical turning point right now in the future of quality fly fishing in Central Washington. For several years we have been working on WDFW to try and get Catch-and-Release management on the Naches River above Rattlesnake Creek. It failed last year and I won't let that happen again!
The bottom line is that there are dozens if not hundred of places to retain and eat trout in this state. The opportunities for catch and keep fishing far exceed the number of quality trout streams. THERE IS ONLY ONE NACHES RIVER. It is a very unique and special river, as a society we need to give it a chance to become something very special.
Just imagine if angler's in the late 1980's would have given up on trying to the get the Yakima River Canyon Catch-and-Release? Things would be different. A lot of us wouldn't even own fly rods! All the wonderful experiences we have had on the Yakima River wouldn't even exist. I won't give up on the Naches and neither should you!
YOUR HELP IS ESSENTIAL!
Here is what you can do: - It only takes 5 minutes and may change the future of fly fishing in Central Washington!
- Click this link: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/2015-2016/proposal.php?id=23 (It should lead to WDFW Region 3 - Naches River Catch and Release proposal) If it doesn't then click around until you find it.
- Submit your info, and comment in favor of Catch-and-Release on the Naches River. You can add what you want but the WDFW actually vests a lot of their decision making in these comments and they read them. Every one of them. If you truly believe that Catch and Release management is the best for this river then lay it on 'em.
Thank you for support, care, and love for fly fishing and the trout!
Joe and the entire staff at Red's Fly Shop