Salmon Fishing On The Washington Coast

Salmon Fishing On The Washington Coast

Recreational salmon fishing off Washington's coast begins June 22, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

All four marine areas will be open daily for Chinook and Coho salmon. Anglers can retain two salmon, only one of which can be a Chinook, in marine areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 (Westport). Anglers in marine areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) will have a two salmon daily limit. Anglers must release wild Coho in all marine areas.

The Coho quota for 2019 is 159,600 fish, up 117,600 over last year. Meanwhile, the Chinook catch quota is 26,250 fish, which is 1,250 fewer fish than 2018's quota.

All four marine areas are scheduled to close Sept. 30, but could close earlier if the quota is met. A section of Marine Area 3 will reopen Oct. 1 through Oct. 13 or until a quota of 100 Chinook or 100 coho is met.

For more information about the fisheries, anglers can check WDFW's webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports/creel/ocean for updates.


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