WDFW is committed to helping to advance conservation of coastal steelhead while maximizing possible angling opportunities.
More information about upcoming opportunities to learn more and get involved in coastal steelhead management is available in the timeline below.
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Use our comment form below to share feedback directly with WDFW fishery managers. Note: These comments will also be shared with members of our Ad-Hoc Coastal Steelhead Advisory Group.
Post-season and pre-season timeline
Early October 2022
WDFW will finalize pre-season forecast agreements with tribal governments and meet with tribal co-managers to develop management plans to guide the 2022-2023 coastal steelhead season.
Oct. 20, 2022
Virtual Town Hall No. 1
Oct. 27, 2022
Fish and Wildlife Commission Fish Committee meeting
Following the first virtual town hall, WDFW staff provided an update to the Fish and Wildlife Commission's Fish Committee during its Oct. 27 meeting. Reference the meeting recording.
Nov. 10, 2022
Virtual Town Hall No. 2
WDFW fishery managers held an early November 2022 virtual public town hall to share information about steelhead biology and management, including the Statewide Steelhead Management Plan, stock assessment, escapement numbers, and creel monitoring. Discussion included some possible regulatory options for the 2022-2023 season.
Nov. 10, 2022
Draft Coastal Steelhead Proviso Implementation Plan
WDFW released a draft of its Coastal Steelhead Proviso Implementation Plan for public review through Nov. 20. More information is available in our news release. Review the draft plan and comment online.
Nov. 17, 2022
Nov. Fish and Wildlife Commission Fish Committee special meeting
Following the town hall, WDFW staff briefed the Fish and Wildlife Commission's Fish Committee during a special committee meeting on the latest updates around the 2022-2023 coastal steelhead season. Discussion also included an update on Coastal Steelhead Proviso Implementation Plan development. Reference the meeting recording.
Mid November 2022
Coastal steelhead pre-season approach identified with co-managers
WDFW fishery managers and tribal co-managers will finalize management plans that guide the approach to the 2022-2023 coastal steelhead season.
WDFW will announce the final approach for the 2022-2023 season.