Marine Area 11 salmon season opens four days per week beginning March 1

February 20, 2024

Action:  Opens salmon fishing Wednesdays through Saturdays. Except Commencement Bay is closed to salmon fishing east of a line from Cliff House Restaurant to Sperry Ocean Dock.

Effective date:  March 1 through April 15, 2024

Species affected:  Salmon

Location:  Marine Area 11, except year-round piers (Des Moines Pier, Les Davis Pier, and Point Defiance Boathouse Dock).

Salmon rules:  Open Wednesday through Saturday only each week. Daily limit 2 including no more than 1 hatchery Chinook. Chinook min. size 22”. All other salmon species, no min. size. Release chum and wild Chinook.

Commencement Bay (east of a line from Cliff House Restaurant to Sperry Ocean Dock) closed to salmon fishing.

Reason for action:  WDFW fishery managers in consultation with Puget Sound recreational anglers will open the winter Chinook season for 4 days per week to help extend the available quota late into winter season. 

Additional information:  As listed in the 2023/24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet; year-round piers listed above remain open 7 days/week.

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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