Marine Area 11 salmon fishing opens June 5

May 21, 2024

Action: Open salmon fishing season.

Effective date: June 5 through June 30, 2024.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) except Commencement Bay, see additional information below.

Rules: Open Wednesday through Saturday of each week. Closed Sunday through Tuesday of each week. Chinook minimum size is 22 inches. All other salmon species, no minimum size. Daily limit is two (2) including no more than one (1) hatchery Chinook may be retained. Release chum and wild Chinook.  

Reason for action: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 will begin June 5, 2024, as agreed upon with co-managers during the 2024 North of Falcon season setting process.

Additional information: Commencement Bay closed to salmon fishing east of a line bearing 215 degree true from the Cliff House Restaurant on north shore through Sperry Ocean Dock from June 1 through July 31. Season may be adjusted or closed if catch or encounters approach allowable limits.

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 toll free 866-880-5431.

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