Recreational bottomfish and halibut

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

2019 bottomfish and lingcod seasons

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

  • March 9 – October 19, 2019
  • Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

Marine Area 4 (east of Bonilla-Tatoosh): 

  • April 16-October 15, 2019
  • Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

2019 halibut seasons and subarea quotas

Fishery 2019 quota (pounds)
North Coast (Marine areas 3 and 4) 128,187
South Coast (Marine area 2) 62,896
Columbia River (Marine area 1) 15,127 (all-depth: 14,627; nearshore: 500)
Puget Sound 77,550

Previous halibut fishery summaries

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