Chum retention opens in deep South Sound and Carr Inlet

November 3, 2022

Action: Opens chum salmon retention within areas listed below.

Effective date: Nov. 5 through Dec. 31, 2022

Species affected: Chum salmon.


Image depicts area open to chum retention in Marine Area 13.
  • Marine Area 13 waters northerly and westerly of a line projected from the Johnson Point (47°10'40.8"N, 122°48'53.3"W) to Devil’s Head (47°10'01.2"N, 122°46'01.5"W).
  • Marine Area 13 waters of Carr Inlet northerly of a line projected from Penrose Point (47°15'53.6"N, 122°44'11.5"W) to Green Point (47°16'55.2"N, 122°41'41.8"W)

Rules: Salmon daily limit 2. Chinook min. size 22”. Release wild coho and wild Chinook.

Reason for action: The in-season estimate of chum returns to Puget Sound indicate that there are sufficient returning numbers to allow for recreational harvest. Chum salmon will be included as part of the daily limit for salmon in Marine Area 13.

Additional information: Waters of Marine Area 13 not covered above (which include waters surrounding Anderson Island and around the Nisqually River) remain under rules listed in the 2022-23 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet and require release of chum salmon.

Information contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on definitions and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360-902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call 360-796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (