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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: 67
Latest Activity: on Friday

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"Disappointed" (PC)

After looking back over such items as the two-stroke ban, AIS program, and now HB 1579, I guess the politically correct thing to say is I'm disappointed.We had seven people speak on behalf of the new warm water limits, one person literally drove…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd on Friday.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR Week 1

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR Week 166th LegislatureJanuary 13 – 17, 2020January 14, 2020 12 Noon - Governor’s State of the State AddressListed below are the legislative committee activities individuals interested in Warm Water Fisheries should be following…Continue

Started by Dan Anderson Jan 14.

Update on County Council Mtg Jan 14th

My post disappeared, so I'll restate it.  The council public hearing scheduled for the 14th will deal with modifying the current ordinance to place wake boats at least 300 feet from the shore line on Lake Samish.  Currently, there is no…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Jan 10.

Motorized boat ban on all Whatcom Co. Lakes

This started as a ban on wake boats, which have been eroding the shoreline when being driven too close to shore.  At the time, I didn't think much of it, actually thought it might be a good thing, considering how annoying they can be, but now the…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Jan 5.

HB 1579

As warmwater anglers, we should be very concerned about this: a lobbying group convinced our lawmakers that the biggest threat to the orca population is bass, catfish, and walleye.  Their threat is greater than dams, pollution, climate change,…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Dec 23, 2019.

Jay Inslee - President

Just reviewed three different articles, Jay Inslee has dropped from 1% to 0%. Now, make that idiot disappear for good. This state's been screwed enough.Continue

Started by Dana Steiner Jul 2, 2019.

HB 1579 and loss of our game fish

I don't know how many people are aware of the proposed bill named HB 1579.   Basically it will allow for deregulation of bass, walleye and catfish in the waters of Washington state.  Unless you really enjoy catching dink sized bass, I think there…Continue

Started by Steve Dorsey Feb 22, 2019.

SOTU 1 Reply

Personally, I think Trump did a pretty good job. Did anybody watch the facial expressions of Pelosi? Someone needs to tell her to pick the steak chunks out of her teeth. She makes me want to puke.Continue

Started by Dana Steiner. Last reply by Jordan Doucet Feb 7, 2019.

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.

 

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