Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

August 18, 2017

Clarifies regulations for the Elliott Bay salmon fishery

Effective Date: Immediately through Oct. 31, 2017.

Species affected: Salmon.

Locations and dates:

Elliott Bay (waters east of a line form West Point to Alki Point, excluding Harbor Island/Duwamish Waterway) is open to salmon fishing Aug. 18-20 and Aug. 25-27 with a 2 salmon daily limit; release chinook, chum, and wild coho. Elliott Bay re-opens to salmon fishing Sept. 1, under Marine Area 10 rules.

Harbor Island/Duwamish Waterway (waters from the mouth to a line from Jack Block Park through the northernmost tip of Harbor Island extending to shore northeast of the North Waterway) is closed to salmon fishing through Aug. 31. Opens Sept. 1 to salmon fishing under Marine Area 10 rules.

Other information: Spokane Street Bridge is contained within the Harbor Island/Duwamish Waterway section. For a map of Harbor Island/Duwamish Waterway, check page 116 of the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet.

Anglers can still fish for other species (under regulations outlined in special rules) in the Harbor Island/Duwamish Waterway while those waters are closed to salmon fishing.

Beginning Nov. 1, Elliott Bay and Harbor Island/Duwamish Waterway remain open to salmon fishing under the Marine Area 10 rules listed in the pamphlet.

Information Contact: Mill Creek WDFW, (425) 775-1311; Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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