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

September 17, 2018

Summer salmon season winding down in Puget Sound marine areas

Action: State fish managers are reminding anglers that the summer salmon fishing season ends Sept. 23 in Marine Area 8-2 and Sept. 30 in many other marine areas.

Species affected: Salmon.

Effective date and locations:

Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): Closes at the end of the day Sept. 23.

Marine areas 5 (Sekiu), 6 (East Juan de Fuca Strait), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, Skagit Bay), and 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Close at the end of the day Sept. 30.

Marine areas 10-13: Remain open for salmon fishing.

Reason for action: There is no change to the current rules. This is a reminder of scheduled closures.

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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