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

June 16, 2021

Marine Area 3 recreational salmon seasons

Action: Opens coastal salmon fisheries

Effective date: June 19 through September 15

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine Area 3


June 19 through July 3: Daily limit 2. Chinook - min. size 24". Other salmon species - no min. size. Release all coho.

July 4 through Sept. 15: Daily limit 2. Chinook - min. size 24". Coho - min. size 16". Release wild coho. Release chum beginning August 1.

Additional information: The catch quotas for recreational fisheries North of Cape Falcon in 2021 are 27,250 Chinook and 70,000 marked coho, with an Area 3 Chinook guideline of 1,300 and Area 3 coho quota of 1,430.

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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