Recreational bottomfish and halibut

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

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

2021 halibut seasons and subarea quotas

Fishery 2021 quota (pounds)
North Coast (Marine areas 3 and 4) 128,127
South Coast (Marine area 2) 62,896
Columbia River (Marine area 1) 18,450
Puget Sound 77,500

Previous halibut fishery summaries

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