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

August 23, 2018

Marine Area 2 to open 7 days per week for salmon fishing

Action: Marine Area 2 will be open seven days per week through Sept. 3. Anglers may retain two chinook as part of daily limit of two salmon beginning Aug. 24.

Effective date: Aug. 24, 2018

Species affected: Chinook and coho salmon

Location: Marine Area 2 (Westport)

Reason for action: Sufficient quota remains for both chinook and coho in Marine Area 2 to open salmon fishing seven days per week and to allow retention of more than one chinook salmon in the daily limit.

Additional information: Daily limit of two salmon, release wild coho. The Grays Harbor control zone remains closed as listed in the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing rules pamphlet.

Marine areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 4 (Neah Bay) remain closed to salmon fishing.

Marine Area 3 (La Push) remains open with a daily limit of 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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