Recreational bottomfish and halibut

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

Get involved

Consider tuning in to two upcoming virtual public meetings to discuss season structure and proposed dates for the 2022 sport halibut season.

Aug. 23
Watch a recording of the meeting on our YouTube page

Oct. 18
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Join via Zoom 
Join by phone: +1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 897 1973 7382

2021 bottomfish and lingcod seasons

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

  • March 13 – October 16, 2021
  • Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler no minimum size limit

Marine Area 4 (east of Bonilla-Tatoosh): 

  • Recreational bottomfish: open year round
  • Recreational lingcod: March 13 – October 16, 2021
  • Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler, no minimum size limit

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