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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 7,035 676 15,879 15,879 45,116

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; Thursday, June 28; 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.