Coastal recreational fishing hotline message

Thursday, August 8, 2019

COASTAL SALMON SEASON
U. S. – Canada border to Cape Falcon, Oregon.

Marine Area 1 (Leadbetter Point south):

Open for all salmon species with a subarea quota of 79,800 coho.  Chinook guideline is 7,150.  Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit, no more than one of which can be a Chinook.   Release wild coho. Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Columbia Control Zone 1 is closed. Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.

Marine Area 2 (Queets River to Leadbetter Point):

Open for all salmon species with a subarea quota of 59,050 coho.  Chinook guideline is 12,700.  Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit.  No more than one Chinook is allowed in the daily limit through August 9; beginning August 10, two Chinook are allowed in the 2-salmon daily limit.  Release wild coho. Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Grays Harbor Control Zone is closed beginning August 12. Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.

Marine Area 2.1 [east of a line from Cape Shoalwater to Leadbetter Point (Willapa Bay)]:  

June 22 - July 31 open concurrent with Ocean Area 2.  Ocean Area 2 rules apply.

August 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020:  Daily limit 6.  Up to 2 adults may be retained.  Release wild Chinook.  Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement. 

August 1 - September 30, 2019:  Willapa Bay Control Zone is OPEN. 

August 1 – September 30, 2019: North River Area closure area in effect.

Marine Area 2.2 -

Area 2.2 [west of the Buoy 13 line (Grays Harbor)]: June 22 - July 31 open concurrent with Ocean Area 2.  Ocean Area 2 rules apply.

Area 2.2 [east of the Buoy 13 line (Grays Harbor)]: Closed through July 31.

Area 2.2 [Humptulips North Bay Fishery (Grays Harbor)]: August 1 – September 15.  Min. size 12”, daily limit 1.  Release wild Chinook and wild coho.

Area 2.2 (East Grays Harbor Fishery): September 16 – November 30.  Min. size 12”, daily limit 2.  Release Chinook.

Marine Area 3 (Cape Alava to Queets River):

Open for all salmon species with a subarea quota of 4,050 coho.  Chinook guideline is 1,100.  Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit, no more than one of which can be a Chinook.  Release wild coho.  Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.

Oct. 1- Oct. 13: La Push area late season fishery. Subarea quotas of 100 coho and 100 Chinook. Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit.  Release wild coho. Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Fishery is restricted to an area north of 47°50’00” north latitude and south of 48°00’00” north latitude.

Marine Area 4 (U.S. /Canada border to Cape Alava and east to Sekiu River):

Open for all salmon species except Chinook with a subarea quota of 16,600 coho.  Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit.  Release Chinook and wild coho. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Release all chum beginning August 1.  Closed east of a true north-south line running through Sail Rock through July 31.  Closed to salmon angling inside the area bounded by a line from Kydaka Point to Shipwreck Point. Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.