Coastal recreational fishing hotline message

September 17, 2020

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

Marine Area 1 (Leadbetter Point south):

This area is closed to salmon fishing.

Marine Area 2 (Queets River to Leadbetter Point):

Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit; release wild coho.  Only one Chinook allowed in the daily bag limit through September 3; up to two Chinook are allowed thereafter.  The subarea quota is 9,800 coho and the Chinook guideline is 12,460.  Minimum size for Chinook is 22 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Grays Harbor Control Zone is closed. Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.

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

Open August 1 – January 31.   Minimum size 12”.  Daily limit 6.  Up to 2 adults may be retained.  Release wild Chinook. 

Aug 1 – Sept 30:  Willapa Bay Control Zone OPEN. 

Aug 1 – Sept 30:  North River Area Closure area in effect. 

Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement

Area 2.2 [west of the Buoy 13 line (Grays Harbor)]:
This area is closed to salmon fishing. 

Area 2.2 [east of the Buoy 13 line (Grays Harbor)]:
Closed through September 22.

Area 2.2 [Humptulips North Bay Fishery (Grays Harbor)];
Open August 1 – September 15, minimum size 12”, one fish daily limit, release wild Chinook and wild coho. Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement.

Marine Area 3 (Cape Alava to Queets River):

Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit; release wild coho.  The subarea quota is 462 coho, and the Chinook guideline is 1,300.  Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.

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

This area is closed to salmon fishing.