Recreational bottomfish and halibut

Recreational fishing seasons and regulations in Washington's waters for bottomfish and halibut, including weekly updates.

2020 bottomfish and lingcod seasons

Marine Areas 1-3 and Marine Area 4 west of Bonilla-Tatoosh:

  • March 14 – October 17, 2020
  • Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

Marine Area 4 (east of Bonilla-Tatoosh): 

  • Recreational bottomfish: open year round
  • Recreational lingcod: April 16 – October 15, 2020
  • Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

2020 preliminary halibut seasons and subarea quotas

Fishery 2020 quota (pounds)
North Coast (Marine areas 3 and 4) TBD
South Coast (Marine area 2) TBD
Columbia River (Marine area 1) TBD
Puget Sound TBD

Previous halibut fishery summaries

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