Seasonal Puget Sound salmon fishery guidelines and quotas

Check the most recent Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet and the latest emergency rules for up-to-date regulations.

Learn more about the Puget Sound Chinook mark-selective fishery sampling methods and the Volunteer Trip Report program.

Summer Chinook fishery guidelines

Area

Criteria

Encounters guideline/Quota

Encounters/Harvest

Date

Percentage of Criteria

5 Legal size encounters 8294 8134

Closed to Chinook retention

98%
9 Quota 3491 3452

Closed to Chinook retention

99%
10 Quota 3057 3217

Closed to Chinook retention

105%
11 Quota 2805 2608 Closed to Chinook retention 93%

Winter Chinook fishery guidelines

Marine Area

Management criteria

Encounters guideline

Encounters

Date

Percentage of Criteria

6 Total encounters 3,860 .

Jan. 12, 2020

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7 Total encounters 9,752 .

Jan. 12, 2020

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7 Unmarked encounters 3,380 .

Jan. 12, 2020

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8.1 & 8.2 Total encounters 4,330 . Jan. 12, 2020 .
9 Total encounters 4,677 . Jan. 12, 2020 .
10 Total encounters 2,933 16 Jan. 12, 2020 1%

Puget Sound salmon fishing regulations hotline

The following information can also be found by calling 360-902-2500, ext. 5. See our fishing hotlines webpage for additional information and regulations.

  1. Marine Area 10 is open to salmon fishing as scheduled under the permanent rules listed in the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
  2. Marine Area 13 is open to salmon fishing under the permanent rule listed in the 2019-20 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. 
  3. The daily limit of salmon in Marine Area 8.2 will be 1 when the season opens on February 1, 2020.