Kennedy Creek mouth opens for chum salmon

November 4, 2022

Kennedy Creek mouth opens for chum salmon

Action: Opens salmon retention

Effective date: Nov. 5 through Nov. 30, 2022

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Kennedy Creek (Mason Co.) from the mouth (500 yards east of the northbound Hwy. 101 Bridge) to northbound Hwy. 101 Bridge. CRC (754)

Rule: Salmon; minimum size 12”. Daily limit is two. Release wild Chinook salmon and wild coho salmon.

Reason for action: Chum salmon returns have exceeded preseason projections and are large enough to allow recreational chum salmon retention while still meeting escapement goals.

Additional information: Chum salmon retention is also allowed in portions of Marine Area 13 beginning Nov. 5. Please see the Fishing Rule Change posted at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/emergency-rules/chum-retention-opens-deep-south-sound-and-carr-inlet-2022-11 for additional information regarding Marine Area 13.

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 (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).