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

May 19, 2020

2019/2020 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet updates and clarifications - Marine Areas (These are corrections to the pamphlet, they are not emergency rules.) Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Marine Area 4 SALMON - East of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line - Open through Sept. 30, 2019: Chinook min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Other salmon species - no min. size. Daily limit 2. Release wild coho. Aug. 1-Sept. 30: release Chinook and chum.

Marine Area 4 Kaydaka Point Closure - July 1-Sept. 30: waters south of a line from Kydaka Point westerly approximately 4 miles to Shipwreck Point CLOSED to fishing for salmon.

Marine Area 6 BOTTOMFISH - Retention of lingcod and Pacific cod is not allowed in waters deeper than 120', including during halibut fisheries.

Marine Area 8-2 Port Susan and Port Gardner - Feb. 1-Apr. 30 Chinook - min. size 22". Other salmon species - no min. size. Daily limit 1. Release coho and wild Chinook.

Marine Area 12 - SALMON North of Ayock Point: Aug. 1-Sept. 30: No min. size. Daily limit 4. Release Chinook and chum. Aug. 1-Aug. 15 Only hooks measuring 1/2" or less from point to shank may be used.

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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