WDFW Sportfishing Rules Updates

Marine Area 11 salmon season opens four days per week beginning March 1

Action:  Opens salmon fishing Wednesdays through Saturdays. Except Commencement Bay is closed to salmon fishing east of a line from Cliff House Restaurant to Sperry Ocean Dock.

Effective date:  March 1 through April 15, 2024

Species affected:  Salmon

Location:  Marine Area 11, except year-round piers (Des Moines Pier, Les Davis Pier, and Point Defiance Boathouse Dock).

Salmon rules:  Open Wednesday through Saturday only each week. Daily limit 2 including no more than 1 hatchery Chinook. Chinook min. size 22”. All other salmon species, no min. size. Release chum and wild Chinook.

Commencement Bay (east of a line from Cliff House Restaurant to Sperry Ocean Dock) closed to salmon fishing.

Reason for action:  WDFW fishery managers in consultation with Puget Sound recreational anglers will open the winter Chinook season for 4 days per week to help extend the available quota late into winter season. 

Additional information:  As listed in the 2023/24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet; year-round piers listed above remain open 7 days/week.

Information contact:  Fish Program, 360 902-2700

source https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/emergency-rules/marine-area-11-salmon-season-opens-four-days-week-beginning-march-1-2024-02

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