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

Criteria

Encounters guideline/Quota

Encounters/Harvest

Date

Percentage of Criteria

5 Legal size encounters 8,438 . . .

7

 

Quota 1,562 567 July 7, 2020 36%
Total unmarked encounters 3,224 216 7%
Total sublegal encounters 2,580 216 8%
9 Quota 6,542 . . .
10 Quota 4,159 . . .
11 Quota 4,196 . . .

Winter Chinook fishery guidelines

Marine Area

Management criteria

Encounters guideline

Encounters

Date

Percentage of Criteria

6 Total encounters 3,860 1,110

Mar. 24, 2020

29%
7 Total encounters 9,752 4,176

Mar. 24, 2020

43%
7 Unmarked encounters 3,380 571

Mar. 24, 2020

17%
8.1 & 8.2 Total encounters 4,330 6,388 Mar. 24, 2020 147%
9 Total encounters 4,677 4,618 Mar. 24, 2020 99%
10 Total encounters 2,933 2,660 Mar. 24, 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.

Puget Sound (Marine Areas 5-13) recreational salmon fishing reopened on May 5, 2020 under permanent rules as listed in the 2019-2020 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphletAnglers should consult the 2019-2020 Washington Sport Fishing Rules Pamphlet  (wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/), Fish Washington mobile app, as well as the emergency rule changes webpage (fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/), before heading out. 

For the latest updates on WDFW’s coronavirus response and to check the status of your favorite destinations, visit wdfw.wa.gov/about/covid-19-updates