2017-18 Salmon Seasons

Each year state, federal and tribal fishery managers gather to plan the Northwest's recreational and commercial salmon fisheries. This series of meetings – involving representatives from federal, state and tribal governments and recreational and commercial fishing industries – is known as the North of Falcon process.

This year's North of Falcon salmon season-setting process has concluded.

Details on recreational salmon fisheries in Washington, are available in the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet below.

2017-2018 Fishing in Washington Rules Pamphlet Cover
2017-2018 Sport Fishing
Regulation Pamphlet
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(rules effective July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
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(last updated June 28, 2017)
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North of Falcon Background

2017 Meeting Schedule
North of Falcon FAQ
How salmon fishing seasons are set
How tribes and state co-manage salmon and steelhead
2017-18 Co-Managers' List of Agreed Fisheries

Pre-Season Forecasts

Puget Sound & Coastal Chinook
Columbia River Fall Chinook
Chum, Pink and Sockeye
Ocean options for sport salmon fisheries (adopted by PFMC)

WDFW Commission Policies

2017-2018 North of Falcon 
Hatchery and Fishery Reform


WDFW Commercial Fishing
Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor Season Setting
Selective Fishing Techniques
Pacific Fishery Management Council
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
California Dept. of Fish and Game
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