Marine Area 2 recreational salmon season

June 7, 2023

Action:  Opens coastal salmon fisheries

Effective date:  June 24 through Sept. 30, 2023

Species affected:  Salmon

Location:  Marine Area 2


Daily limit 2 including no more than 1 Chinook. Chinook min. size 22”. Coho min. size 16”. Other salmon species no min. size. Release wild coho.

 Additional information:  Willapa Bay (Area 2-1) and the portion of Grays Harbor (Area 2-2) west of the Buoy 13 line is also open June 24 under the same rules as Area 2. Regulations for Area 2-1 change in August, and details will be listed in the Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet. The 2023-2024 edition of the pamphlet will be available in late June.

Grays Harbor Control Zone is open for June 24 through Sept. 30, 2023.

The catch quotas for recreational fisheries North of Cape Falcon in 2023 are 39,000 Chinook and 159,600 marked coho, with an Area 2 Chinook guideline of 17,210 and Area 2 coho quota of 59,050.

Marine Areas 1 through 4 are scheduled to close September 30, but areas may close earlier if quotas are met.

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.

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 (