Tag Archives: Marine Area

WDFW expands ‘Fish Washington’ website, new tools for saltwater anglers

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – With millions of visits since its launch in 2012, Fish Washington webpages have been providing the “when’s, where’s and how-to’s” of fishing in Washington to anglers of all ages and skill levels. Now, after developing new content for

Anglers can keep two Chinook off Westport beginning August 18th

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Starting Monday, Aug. 18, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit. With that change, anglers will be allowed to keep two chinook per day in ocean

Catch trout, salmon, crab across Washington during Free Fishing Weekend

Fish Washington

Some of the most popular fishing opportunities are available for anglers in the coming weeks, including trout in hundreds of rivers, crab in south Puget Sound, chinook in the Columbia River and salmon in ocean waters along the coast. Sound

Trout fishing opens statewide April 26, capping off a month of ‘opening days’

WDFW Fishing

For many anglers, “opening day” is synonymous with the start of the lowland lakes trout-fishing season, which gets under way April 26 this year. Hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians typically descend on trout-stocked lakes to kick off the state’s biggest

Federal council adopts alternatives for ocean salmon sport fisheries

WDFW Fishing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Anglers fishing along the Washington coast could see a higher catch quota for chinook salmon, and all three sport harvest alternatives for coho are up from last year. Three alternatives for ocean salmon fisheries, approved Thursday for

Anglers off Ilwaco, Westport can soon retain both hatchery and wild coho salmon

OLYMPIA - Anglers will be allowed to retain both wild and hatchery coho salmon beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, in ocean waters off Ilwaco (Marine Area 1) and Friday, Sept. 6, off Westport (Marine Area

Anglers allowed two chinook off Westport beginning Sunday

OLYMPIA – Starting Sunday, Aug. 4, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit.

With that

Halibut Fishery to Close Off Westport

WESTPORT, Wash. - The recreational halibut fishery will close in the northern nearshore area of Marine Area 2 at the end of the day Friday (June 8), while marine areas 3 and 4 will reopen for one more day of

Summer crabbing season includes late start for Hood Canal, San Juan Islands

OLYMPIA - The Puget Sound recreational crab season gets under way June 18, although anglers will see later start dates for Hood Canal and the San Juan Islands this year.

The Dungeness crab season in the San Juan Islands (Marine

Bottomfish closure seaward of 30 fathoms in Marine Area 2

Action: It is unlawful to fish for, retain, or possess bottomfish seaward of 30 fathoms in Marine Area 2 (Westport/Ocean Shores) from March 14 through June 15, 2009. However, from May 1 through June 15, anglers may fish