Coastal recreational salmon fishing hotline

June 22, 2022

COASTAL SALMON SEASON

U. S. – Canada border to Cape Falcon, Oregon.

Marine Area 1 (Leadbetter Point south):

Open June 25, seven days per week, two fish daily limit, no more than one of which may be a Chinook; release wild coho.  The subarea quota is 84,000 marked coho, and the Chinook guideline is 7,700.  Minimum size for Chinook is 22 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 July 2, seven days per week, two fish daily limit, no more than one of which may be a Chinook; release wild coho.  The subarea quota is 62,160 marked coho and the Chinook guideline is 12,070.  Minimum size for Chinook is 22 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches. Grays Harbor Control Zone is closed beginning August 8.  Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.

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

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

Area 2.2 [west of the Buoy 13 line (Grays Harbor)]:

July 2 – August 7 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.

Marine Area 3 (Cape Alava to Queets River):

Open seven days per week, two fish daily limit; release wild coho.  Beginning August 1, release all chum.  The subarea quota is 4,370 marked coho and the Chinook guideline is 995.  Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches.  Fishery closes September 30 or upon attainment of quota.

La Push late season. Open October 5, seven days per week, two Chinook daily limit; Chinook only.  The subarea quota is 125 Chinook.  Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches.  Fishery is restricted to an area north of 47°50’00” north latitude and south of 48°00’00” north latitude.  Fishery closes October 8 or upon attainment of quota.

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

June 18-23, open seven days per week, two fish daily limit; release wild coho.  Effective 12:01 AM Friday, June 24, open seven days per week, two fish daily limit, no more than one of which may be a Chinook; release wild coho.  Beginning August 1, release Chinook caught east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and all chum.  The subarea quota is 17,470 marked coho, and the Chinook guideline is 6,110.  Minimum size for Chinook is 24 inches. Minimum size for coho is 16 inches.  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.