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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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July 23, 2015
Contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808

Chinook salmon fishing in Marine Area 9
will close at the end of the day Sunday

OLYMPIA – The recreational chinook salmon fishery in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will close at the end of the day, Sunday, July 26, when state fishery managers expect the catch quota to be met.

Fishing for coho and pink salmon in Marine Area 9 will remain open but all chinook must be released. The daily limit for the area will be two salmon plus two additional pink salmon. Anglers fishing from the Edmonds Fishing Pier can still retain chinook.

“Anglers have been doing well since the fishery opened last week,” said Ryan Lothrop, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager. “The fishery was scheduled to be open through Aug. 15, but anglers have already caught 80 percent of the chinook catch quota for the area.”

As of July 23, anglers had harvested an estimated 1,953 chinook in Marine Area 9. The catch quota for the area is 2,483 fish.

Beginning Monday, anglers will be able to fish for salmon in the area south from the line between Foulweather Bluff and Olele Point, Lothrop said. This section of Marine Area 9 was closed during the chinook fishery. Anglers fishing in this section have the same daily limit for salmon as the rest of Marine Area 9.