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

June 21, 2019

Ocean salmon seasons to open June 22

Action: Opens coastal salmon seasons.

Effective date: June 22 through June 30, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Areas 1 through 4.

Reason for action: This rule change is needed to implement coastal salmon seasons as agreed-to with resource co-managers at the North of Falcon proceedings.

Salmon rules by area:

Marine Area 1: Daily limit 2; up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Chinook min. size 24", coho min. size 16". Release wild coho.

Marine Area 2: Daily limit 2; up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Chinook min. size 24", coho min. size 16". Release wild coho.

Marine Area 2-1 (Willapa Bay): Daily limit 2; up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Chinook min. size 24", coho min. size 16". Release wild coho.

Marine Area 2-2 (Grays Harbor) east of buoy 13 line: Closed.

Marine Area 2-2 (Grays Harbor) west of buoy 13 line: Daily limit 2; up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Chinook min. size 24", coho min. size 16". Release wild coho.

Marine Area 3: Daily limit 2. Chinook min. size 24", coho min. size 16". Release wild coho.

Marine Area 4: Daily limit 2. Chinook min. size 24", coho min. size 16". Release wild coho. Waters east of a true north-south line through Sail Rock are closed.

Additional information: Please see the 2019/2020 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for rules beginning July 1 or visit the WDFW website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations.

Anglers are reminded to always check for emergency rule changes prior to fishing. Rule changes can be found on the website at https: //fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/ or by calling the fishing hotline at 360-902-2500.

Information contact: Region 6 office, 360-249-4628

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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