South Puget Sound (Marine Area 13) salmon seasons reopen

August 31, 2022

Action: Salmon seasons reopen under permanent rules as listed in the 2022-23 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.

Effective date: Immediately.

Species affected:  Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound).

Reason for action: Chinook salmon returns to the Nisqually river were below pre-season expectation through last Friday, when WDFW paused recreational salmon fishing. After discussions with co-managers and evaluating current information, WDFW is comfortable that management objectives will not be compromised by reopening recreational salmon fishing.

Additional information: For season listings see the 2022-23 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet at

Anglers can be notified of any in-season rules changes as they are announced by signing up for WDFW Regulation Updates at

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 (