Commercial Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor gillnet salmon fishery

Information, documents, and reported harvest of salmon for the Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor commercial gillnet fishery.

Effective November 11, 2019 until further notice, ALL salmon commercial fishing in Willapa Bay will close via emergency regulation.  This closure is a result of natural-origin coho returns to tributaries in the Willapa Bay watershed being significantly lower than preseason predictions.  This conservation measure is being taken to ensure escapement goals are met.  WDFW will continue to assess coho returns and re-open if warranted. 

Schedules, regulations, and other information

It is required that all operators complete a “Fish Friendly” workshop to fish the Fall Fishery in Willapa Bay and/or Grays Harbor. See Letter to Interested Parties below.

    Reporting

    Willapa Bay

    Effective November 11, 2019 until further notice, ALL salmon commercial fishing in Willapa Bay will close via emergency regulation.  This closure is a result of natural-origin coho returns to tributaries in the Willapa Bay watershed being significantly lower than preseason predictions.  This conservation measure is being taken to ensure escapement goals are met.  WDFW will continue to assess coho returns and re-open if warranted. 

    Grays Harbor

    Gillnet schedule summaries

    Gillnet landings archive

    Willapa Bay fall commercial salmon landings

    2019 Willapa Bay commercial gillnet salmon fishery landings. This information is preliminary and subject to change.

    Date Statistical 
    Week
    Area(s) Chinook Coho Chum
    Sept 1 - 7 36 2N, 2M 686 186 0
    Sept 8 - 14 37 2N 78 113 0
    Sept 15  - 21 38 2N, 2M, 2T, 2U 624 4,314 10
    Sept 22 - 28 39 2N, 2M, 2T, 2U2N, 2M, 2T, 2U 65 1,192 17
    Sept 29 - Oct 5 40 2N, 2M, 2T, 2U 65 1,177 51
    Oct 6 - 12 41 2N, 2M, 2T, 2U2N, 2M, 2T, 2U2N, 2M, 2T, 2U 23 682 110
    Oct 13 - 19 42 CLOSED      
    Oct 20 - 26 43 CLOSED      
    Oct 27 - Nov 2 44 CLOSED      
    Nov 3 - 9 45 2N, 2M, 2T, 2U      

    Season totals

    Chinook Coho Chum
    1,541 7,664 188

    Grays Harbor non-treaty commercial gillnet landings

    2019 Grays Harbor non-treaty commercial gillnet salmon fishery landings. This information is preliminary and subject to change.

    Grays Harbor area 2C

    Date Stat week Chinook Coho Chum
    Oct. 16 42 20 2 37
    Oct. 30 44 1 3 25

    Totals

    Chinook Coho Chum
    21 5 62

    Grays Harbor areas 2A and 2D

    Date Stat week Chinook Coho Chum
    Oct. 21-24 43 10 1489 2046
    Oct. 28-31 44 1 506 1269

    Totals

    Chinook Coho Chum
    11 1995 3315