Seasonal 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.

Puget Sound 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%

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 7 is closed to fishing for salmon during the month of August, but will reopen to Chinook non-retention salmon fishing for the month of September. 

2. Marine Area 8.1 is closed to the retention of pink salmon for the summer season, but will remain open for coho through October 31. 

3. Marine Area 9 is closed to the retention of Chinook salmon for the summer season, but will remain open for pinks and coho through September 30. 

4. Marine Area 10 is closed to Chinook salmon retention, but will remain open for pinks and coho through November 15.

5. Marine Area 11 is closed to Chinook salmon retention, but will remain open for pinks and coho through September 30. 

6. Anglers must release sockeye salmon in Marine Area 12 through September 30.