panfisher wrote:caught 12 nice fat BOWS Kept 2 as that is the limit for this pond. regardless what a local claims about the rules you can catch and release all the fish you want untill you (RETAIN) your limit (2) when not using bait or scent and/or the fish didn't swallow the lure or get mortally wound'd Which once you retain'd your limit. you must stop fishing,as which was confirm'd from a quick call to the yakima wsfw.
WOW! You don't know how happy I was to read a post from someone who takes the time to read the regs and understand what they say. I don't ice fish, but I sure read the posts from those who do and correct the misinformed on what the rules say. Press on with your C&R practices, that's how you have a nice day on the ice until you decide to retain a limit.