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  Strait of Juan de Fuca
and Puget Sound,
Marine Areas 5 – 10
 
Quota: 60,995
 

 
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Marine Area 4 (west of Bonilla-Tatoosh):
April 16-October 15, 2017
Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler.

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


2018 Ocean Lingcod Seasons
Marine Areas 1-3:
March 10 – October 20, 2018
Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

Marine Area 4 (west of Bonilla-Tatoosh):
April 16-October 15, 2018
Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler.

Marine Area 4 (east of Bonilla-Tatoosh):
April 16-October 15, 2018
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

- Halibut Fishery Summaries
2016 2010
2015 2009
2014 2008
2013 2007
2012 2006
2011  

2018 Juan de Fuca Strait & Puget Sound Recreational Halibut

Puget Sound Recreational Halibut
Fishing Dates Anglers
(#)
Halibut
(#)
Pounds Cumulative Quota
Remaining
May 11, 13 6,443 589 13,867 13,867 47,128
May 25, 27 4,131 336 8,916 22,783 38,212
June 7, 9 2,799 468 10,004 32,787 28,208
June 16 1,129 73 1,631 34,418 26,577
June 21, 23 1,382 242 4,499 38,916 22,079
June 30 673 120 3,177 42,093 18,902
Season Closed -  See Statewide Quota Tracking Summary

HALIBUT SEASONS

  • Puget Sound Region (Marine Areas 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10): Friday, May 11; Sunday, May 13; Friday, May 25; Sunday, May 27; Thursday, June 7; Saturday, June 9; Saturday, June 16; Thursday, June 21; Saturday, June 23; and Saturday June 30
  • These halibut season dates have been adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). Pacific halibut are managed to a quota and season dates are dependent on available quota.
  • In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.  There is a four fish annual bag limit.  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 and is only allowed when the lingcod season is open.