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

June 16, 2021

Marine Area 2 recreational salmon season

Action: Opens coastal salmon fisheries

Effective date: June 19 through September 15

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine Area 2

Rules:

June 19 through 26: Daily limit 1. Chinook - min. size 22". Other salmon species - no min. size. Release all coho.

June 27 through Sept. 15: Daily limit 2, no more than 1 of which may be a Chinook. Chinook - min. size 22". Coho - min. size 16". Release wild coho. Open Sundays through Thursdays only.

Additional information: Willapa Bay (Area 2-1) and the portion of Grays Harbor (Area 2-2) west of the Buoy 13 line also open June 19 under the same rules as Area 2. Regulations for Areas 2-1 and 2-2 change in August, and details are listed in the Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet. The 2021-2022 edition of the pamphlet will be available in late June.

Grays Harbor Control Zone is closed beginning August 9.

The catch quotas for recreational fisheries North of Cape Falcon in 2021 are 27,250 Chinook and 70,000 marked coho, with an Area 2 Chinook guideline of 12,925 and Area 2 coho quota of 20,440.

Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close Sept. 15, but areas could close earlier if quotas are met.

Information contact: Fish Program 360-902-2700

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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