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

 
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- 2016 Catch Sharing Plan
- Canadian Halibut Regulations
- International Pacific Halibut Commission
- Release Methods for Rockfish
- Rockfish Identification
- Ocean Lingcod Seasons
Marine Areas 1-3:
March 11-October 21, 2017
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler.

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

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2017 Juan de Fuca Strait & Puget Sound Recreational Halibut

2017 Ocean Halibut
Fishery Quotas
Puget Sound
Season Total:

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.