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  2017 Strait of Juan de Fuca
and Puget Sound Recreational Halibut, Marine Areas 5 – 10
 
Quota: 64,962
 

 
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Ocean Lingcod Seasons
Marine Areas 1-3:
March 11 – October 21, 2017
Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

Marine Area 4 (west of Bonilla-Tatoosh):
April 16-October 15, 2017
Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler.

Marine Area 4 (east of Bonilla-Tatoosh):
April 16-October 15, 2017
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

- Halibut Fishery Summaries
2016 2010
2015 2009
2014 2008
2013 2007
2012 2006
2011  

2017 Juan de Fuca Strait & Puget Sound Recreational Halibut

Puget Sound Recreational Halibut
Fishing Dates Pounds Cumulative Quota Remaining
May 4, 6 23,764 23,764 41,198
May 11 7,559 31,323 33,639
May 21 9,641 40,964 23,998
May 25 3,789 44,753 20,209
June 1 4,706 49,459 15,503
June 4 2,046 51,505 13,457
June 10 3,535 55,040 9,922
June 17 5,083 60,122 4,840
Season Closed

HALIBUT SEASONS

  • Puget Sound Region (Marine Areas 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10): Open Thursday May 4, Saturday May 6 and Thursday May 11 depending on available quota.  If there is sufficient quota remaining, the following dates will be considered for re-opening; Sunday, May 21 and/or Thursday, May 25 and Thursday June 1 and/or Sunday June 4. 
  • In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Anglers must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card.
  • Marine Areas 5 and 6: It is permissible for halibut anglers to retain lingcod and Pacific cod caught while fishing for halibut in waters deeper than 120 feet on days that halibut fishing is open.