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

July 13, 2018

Anglers may retain two Chinook in Neah Bay beginning July 14

Action: Anglers will be allowed to retain 2 Chinook as part of their salmon daily limit in Marine Area 4 beginning July 14.

Effective date: July 14, 2018

Species affected: Chinook

Location: Marine Area 4, Neah Bay

Reason for action: The fishery in Neah Bay has caught a significant portion of its coho quota, and sufficient Chinook remain in the area's guideline to allow retention of two Chinook per day. The current limit is two salmon, no more than one of which may be a Chinook, release wild coho.

Additional information: In accordance with previously announced rules, release wild coho. Beginning August 1 chum may not be retained and Chinook may not be kept east of the Bonilla Tatoosh line.

Regulations for Marine Areas 1, 2 and 3 remain unchanged.

The daily limits in Marine Areas 1 and 2 remain at two salmon, no more than one of which may be a Chinook, release wild coho.

The daily limit in Marine Area 3 remains two salmon, release wild coho.

Information contact: Wendy Beeghley, Ocean Salmon Manager, (360) 249-1215

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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