May 19, 2023
Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11) salmon season opens June 1
Action: Opens salmon fishing season.
Effective date: June 1, 2023.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island).
Rules: Open Thursday through Sunday only each week. Daily limit 2. Up to 1 Chinook may be retained. Chinook min. size 22”. All other salmon species, no min. size. Release chum and wild Chinook.
Reason for action: Salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 will begin June 1, 2023 as agreed with co-managers during the 2023 North of Falcon season-setting process.
Additional information: Season may be adjusted or closed if catch or encounters approach allowable limits. Beginning July 1, 2023, this fishing season will be listed in the new 2023-24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Commencement Bay closed to salmon fishing east of a line bearing 215 deg. true from the Cliff House Restaurant on north shore through Sperry Ocean Dock June 1 through July 31.
Information contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700