Tacoma-Vashon Island (Marine Area 11) salmon season opens June 1

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

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.

Request this information in an alternative format or language at wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation, 833-855-1012, TTY (711), or CivilRightsTeam@dfw.wa.gov.