Willapa Bay Recreational Salmon Reports

For additional information on any emergency regulation, please contact the Region 6 office.

Regulations - Marine Area 2.1

July 2 - 31, 2022:  Open concurrent with the Ocean Area 2 rules for Salmon.  Area 2 rules apply. 

  • July 2 - 31:  Willapa Bay Control Zone Open

August 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023: 

  • Minimum size 12"
  • Daily limit 6
  • Up to 2 adults may be retained. 
  • Release wild CHINOOK 
  • Anglers may fish with two poles with Two-Pole Endorsement
  • August 1 – September 30:  Willapa Bay Control Zone CLOSED 
  • August 1 – September 30:  North River Area Closure -
    Closed to salmon angling in waters north of a line from Toke Point channel marker 3 easterly through Willapa Harbor channel marker 13 (green) northeasterly to the power transmission pole located at 46° 43.19N, 123° 50.83W

2022 Weekly Updates (emails)

 

 

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2022 Willapa Bay Marine Area 2.1 Recreational Salmon Fishery Monitoring

Only adults included in totals below (Jacks not included).  These data are actual data collected, not expanded data.

PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Stat week Dates # of Interviews # Anglers sampled # of AD clipped Chinook Retained # of Unmarked (UM) Chinook Retained Total Coho (Ad + UM) Retained # of UM Chinook Released
32 Aug 1-7 94 200 22 0 0 2
33 Aug 8-14 119 262 13 0 2 3
34 Aug 15-21 189 425 70 1 2 46
35 Aug 22-28 224 520 76 0 1 30
36 Aug 29-Sept 4 150 333 39 0 13 18
37 Sept 5-11 90 211 12 0 15 0
38  Sept 12-18            
39 Sept 19-25            
40 Sept 26-30            
Total   866 1951 232 1 33 99
               

 

Previous years

2021 Willapa Bay Marine Area 2.1 Recreational Salmon Fishery Monitoring

Only adults included in totals below (Jacks not included).  These data are actual data collected, not expanded data.  PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Stat Week Dates # of Interviews # of Anglers Sampled # of AD clipped Chinook Retained # of Unmarked Chinook Retained Total # of Coho Retained (AD + Unmarked) # of Unmarked Chinook Released
32 Aug 1 - 8 212 456 45 0 3 18
33 Aug 9 - 15 184 394 46 0 0 14
34 Aug 16 - 22 318 713 78 0 3 37
35 Aug 23 -29 258 547 78 0 11 56
36 Aug 30 - Sept 5 383 825 112 0 64 69
37 Sept 6 - 12 26 479 18 0 78 27
38 Sept 13 - 19 84 170 10 0 59 8
39 Sept 20 - 26 13 27 0 0 0 0
40 Sept 27 - 30 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total   1,479 3,612 387 0 218 229

 

2020 Willapa Bay Marine Area 2.1 Recreational Salmon Fishery Monitoring

Only adults included in totals below (Jacks not included)
PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Stat WeekMgmt Wk Dates # of Interviews # of Anglers Sampled # of AD clipped Chinook Retained # of Unmarked Chinook Retained Total # of Coho Retained (AD + Unmarked) # of Unmarked Chinook Released
31 Aug 1 -2 83 191 7 0 1 3
32 Aug 3 - 9 147 358 15 0 1 8
33 Aug 10 - 16 332 764 83 0 3 35
34 Aug 17 - 23 253 526 35 0 5 29
35 Aug 24 - 30 409 939 127 0 35 89
36 Aug 31 - Sept 6 301 714 52

2

80 34
37 Sept 7 - 13 220 509 25 4 126 31
38 Sept 14 - 20 104 234 2 0 43 8
39 Sept 21 - 27 15 32 0 0 5 1
40 Sept 28 - 30 2 3 0 0 1 0
Total   1,866 4,270 346 6 300 239

 

2019 Willapa Bay Marine Area 2.1 Recreational Salmon Fishery Monitoring

Only adults included in totals below (Jacks not included)
PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Stat Week Dates Number of Interviews Number of Anglers Sampled Number of AD clipped Chinook Retained Number of Unmarked Chinook Retained Number of Coho Retained (AD + Unmarked) Number of Unmarked Chinook Released
31 Aug 1-3 156 307 42 6 (all prior to Aug 1) 7 0
32 Aug 4-10 225 480 118 1 23 28
33 Aug 11-17 340 764 111 1 34 56
34 Aug 18-24 471 1,078 155 0 82 83
35 Aug 25-31 292 651 85 3 79 75
36 Sept 1 - 7 268 588 66 0 183 60
37 Sept 8 - 14 225 477 34 0 174 32
38 Sept 15 - 21 31 64 2 0 25 4
39 Sept 22 - 28 15 15 0 0 2 0
40 Sept 29 - 30 2 2 0 0 0 0
Total   2,023 4,424 613 11 609 338

 

2018 Willapa Bay Marine Area 2.1 Recreational Salmon Fishery Monitoring

Only adults included in totals below (Jacks not included)
PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Stat Week Dates Number of Interviews Number of Anglers Sampled Number of AD clipped Chinook Retained Number of Unmarked Chinook Retained Number of Coho Retained (AD + Unmarked) Number of Unmarked Chinook Released
31 8/1 - 8/5 161 385 17 0 2 12
32 8/6 - 8/12 204 445 63 0 6 11
33 8/13 - 8/19 359 907 142 0 20 33
34 8/20 - 8/26 409 958 148 3 41 34
35 8/27 - 9/2 491 1175 179 0 126 66
36 9/3 - 9/9 215 461 51 1 73 23
37 9/10 - 9/16 76 148 49 1 61 5
38 9/17 - 9/23 24 49 0 0 5 0
39 9/24 - 9/30 11 21 0 0 3 0
Total   1,950 4,549 616 5 337 184