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 in our brochure

Summer Chinook fishery guidelines

Area

Months

Management Criteria

Encounters Guideline /Harvest Quota

Encounters /Harvest

Estimate Valid Through:

Percentage of Criteria

5 Summer Legal Size Encounters 7,342 7,474 August 14, 2022  102%
6 Summer Legal Size Encounters 9,400 10,108 August 7, 2022 108%

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Summer Harvest Quota 1,800 1,766 July 31, 2022 98%
Total Unmarked Encounters 3,991 1,351 34%
Total Sublegal Encounters 2,573 675 26%
9 Summer Harvest Quota 4,700 4,658 August 7, 2022 99%
10 Summer Harvest Quota 3,966 4,257 August 31, 2022 107%
Total Sublegal Encounters 8,753 5,865 67%
11 June 1 -
June 30
Harvest Quota 580 639 June 03, 2022 110%
Total Unmarked Encounters 432 521 121%
Total Sublegal Encounters 752 313 42%
July 1 -
Sept 30
Harvest Quota 2,816 2,738 August 14, 2022 97%
Total Sublegal Encounters 3,373 2,258 67%

Winter Chinook fishery guidelines

Marine Area

Winter Season Dates

Management criteria

Encounters guideline

Encounters

Date

Percentage of Criteria

Current Status
5 March 1 - April 30, 2023 Sublegal Encounters 4,263      

 

6

Closed for 2022 - 2023 Winter Season

7

Closed for 2022 - 2023 Winter Season

8.1 & 8.2

Closed for 2022 - 2023 Winter Season

9

Closed for 2022 - 2023 Winter Season

10 February 1 - March 30, 2023 Total Encounters 7,152        
Unmarked Encounters 1,089      
Sublegal Encounters 6,295      
11 November 1 - December 31, 2022 Total Encounters 1,094 920 11/30/22 84%

*Updated 11/30/2022

 

 

Unmarked Encounters 257 230 11/30/22 89%
Sublegal Encounters 732 756 11/30/22 103%
12 Closed for 2022- 2023 Winter Season

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.

Puget Sound (Marine Areas 5-13) recreational salmon fishing reopened on May 19, 2021 under permanent rules as listed in the 2021-2022 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.  Anglers should consult the 2021-2022 Washington Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet, Fish Washington mobile app, as well as the emergency rule changes webpage, before heading out.