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Politics, Regs and More

A group dedicated to the discussion of politics, rules, regulations, pending legislation and more. If you don't like politics or sharing your opinion or aren't ready to back them up, this isn't the group for you. No holds barred. 

Members: 65
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2017

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Lake Whatcom AIS fees

Once again the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County are assessing AIS fees for all powered boats--$50 for a "one year" pass with a $10 discount if you take the course on their website--$10 for non-motorized craft which is free if they take the…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Apr 12, 2015.

Washington boaters registration card 5 Replies

I am from Oregon and have a boaters registration card for Oregon. I just saw on a web site that Washington requires a card now. Does this apply to someone that is visiting to fish a tournament? I was also told that this is like a 6 hour online…Continue

Started by David Heldstab. Last reply by Rodney Heupel Nov 22, 2014.

Banks & Long Lake Restrictions on Largemouth 4 Replies

I have personally taken on the task of trying to get the WDFW to remove largemouth restrictions of only weighing one largemouth on Banks & Long Lake for the months of May and June and finally have succeeded in making this happen.So you now can…Continue

Started by Russ Baker. Last reply by Dana Steiner Nov 8, 2014.

Lake Terrell launch dock problems... 4 Replies

I didn't know exactly where to post this topic, but I figured here is as good as any... Last Saturday a few buddies and I headed out to Lake Terrell for some late afternoon bassin'. There were 2 men and a woman fishing from the end of the launch…Continue

Started by Shane Hoelzle. Last reply by Troy Roberts Jun 30, 2014.

Official list of federal waters?

I do have our boat registered, licensed, and have bought tabs in the past, but it is just a small 10 foot boat with a 4hp gas motor.  I don't think I need to buy tabs every year for both the trailer and boat...just the trailer.Does anyone know where…Continue

Started by Jeff Anderson May 18, 2014.

ACOE is looking for comments on how to control one of the problems at Potholes. 2 Replies

Corps Seeks Comment On Draft EA For Inland Management Of Salmon-Eating Birds Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013 (PST)The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment and draft…Continue

Started by Mike Matkowski. Last reply by Jon Sessler Feb 7, 2014.


I'll leave the criticism of the state of the union to my write in votes for the '16 Presidential nomination President Steiner and VP Sessler, but did Cathy McMorris Rodger impress the heck out of you like she did me? I really can appreciate the fact…Continue

Started by Jordan Doucet Jan 28, 2014.

So who's missing the deadline 1 Reply

ACA tonight?Guess I don't have the affordable cash account to give a chit!!Continue

Started by Sparkles. Last reply by Phil Mehrtens Jan 22, 2014.

Bounty on Smallmouth? 12 Replies

During the NW Bass Championship, someone raised an idea that shocked me. Since they have now removed limits on The River for Smallmouth how long will it be before the WDFW declare the Smallmouth an invasive species, and put a bounty on it like they…Continue

Started by Jon Sessler. Last reply by Marc Marcantonio Dec 2, 2013.


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