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 . . . .
9 Quota . . . .
10 Quota . . . .
11 Quota . . . .

Winter Chinook fishery guidelines

Marine Area

Management criteria

Encounters guideline

Encounters

Date

Percentage of Criteria

6 Total encounters 3,860 506

Mar. 22, 2020

13%
7 Total encounters 9,752 3621

Mar. 22, 2020

37%
7 Unmarked encounters 3,380 488

Mar. 22, 2020

14%
8.1 & 8.2 Total encounters 4,330 669 Mar. 22, 2020 15%
9 Total encounters 4,677 3,117 Mar. 22, 2020 67%
10 Total encounters 2,933 2,660 Mar. 22, 2020 91%

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.

In response to the governor’s order to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ and limit the spread of coronavirus, recreational fishing is closed in Puget Sound through at least 5:00 p.m., Apr. 8, 2020.