WDFW is asking anglers who catch Atlantic salmon that escaped from a salmon farm Aug. 19, 2017, near the San Juan Islands to report their catch. State fishery managers would like to track how many Atlantic salmon are recovered by sport anglers and how far those fish dispersed.
Marine Areas: Anglers may only fish for Atlantic salmon in marine waters that are already open to fishing for Pacific salmon. Anglers also must stop fishing for Atlantic salmon once they've caught their daily limit of Pacific salmon. There is no size or catch limit on Atlantic salmon. The following marine areas are open to salmon fishing:
|7 (San Juan Islands)||Anglers should be aware that the Southern Rosario Strait//Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, Samish Bay, and the yellow and Low Islands Preserve areas are closed to fishing.|
|11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island)|
|12 (Hood Canal)|
|13 (South Puget Sound)|
Freshwater Areas: Anglers may also fish for Atlantic salmon in freshwater areas open to fishing for trout and
Pacific salmon. Anglers should check the 2017-18 Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet for information on rivers that are open to salmon
or trout fishing. Anglers also must stop fishing for Atlantic salmon once they've caught their daily limit of trout or Pacific
salmon. There is no size or catch limit on Atlantic salmon.