Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 2, 2018

2018/2019 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet updates and clarifications - Marine Areas (These are corrections to the pamphlet, they are not emergency rules.)

MARINE AREAS 3 and 4 - 20 Fathom Restriction BOTTOMFISH: May 9-Labor Day: Fishing for possession of BOTTOMFISH (except LINGCOD, SABLEFISH, and PACIFIC COD when halibut is open) is prohibited seaward of a line approximating 20 fathoms from Bonilla-Tatoosh line south to the Queets River.

KYDAKA POINT CLOSURE - July 1-Sept. 3: waters south of a line from Kydaka Point westerly approximately 4 miles to Shipwreck Point CLOSED to fishing for SALMON.

MARINE AREA 9 - Hood Canal Fishery (Waters of Area 9 south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point) - SALMON: July 16-Aug. 15: CLOSED. Jan. 1-Apr. 15: CHINOOK - min. size 22". Other SALMON species - no min. size. Daily limit 2. Only 1 hatchery CHINOOK may be retained. Release COHO and wild CHINOOK. Aug. 16-Sept. 30: No min. size. Daily limit 2 Release CHINOOK, CHUM, and wild COHO.

MARINE AREA 10 - SALMON: July 16-Aug. 31: CHINOOK - min. size 22". Other SALMON species - no min. size. Daily limit 2. Only 1 hatchery CHINOOK may be retained. Release CHUM and wild CHINOOK. See Harbor Island (Duwamish Waterways) Special Rules, Shilshole Bay Closure, Elliott Bay Closure, and Sinclair Inlet Fishery. Jan. 1-Mar. 31: CHINOOK - min. size 22". Other SALMON species - no min. size. Daily limit 2. Release wild CHINOOK. See Agate Pass Area.

MARINE AREA 12 - South of Ayock Point - SALMON: July 1-Sept. 30: CHINOOK - min. size 22". Other SALMON species - no min. size. Daily limit 4. Release CHUM and wild CHINOOK.

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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