September 21-25, 2017
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OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.
Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests, which are usually conducted about a week before a dig is scheduled to begin.
“We’re releasing […]
Action: Close Marine Areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 (Westport) to salmon fishing.
Effective Dates: Effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Species affected: All salmon.
Locations: Marine Areas 1 (Ilwaco) and 2 (Westport), Cape Falcon, Oregon to Queets River, Washington.
Reason for action: Estimates indicate that anglers will reach quotas for coho salmon by the end of the day Tuesday. […]
OLYMPIA – Sport anglers will have the opportunity to reel in salmon off the Washington coast starting Saturday, June 24.
That’s when marine areas 1 (Ilwaco), 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) open daily for salmon fishing. Marine Area 2 (Westport) will open a week later on July 1.
Fish managers expect slightly higher […]
Columbia River sturgeon fisheries approved below and above Bonneville
OLYMPIA – Starting Monday (June 5), anglers can catch and keep white sturgeon in the lower Columbia River for the first time in three years under an agreement reached today by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.
The two states approved the limited retention fishery based on surveys […]
Washington’s salmon fisheries set for 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Washington anglers can expect a mixed bag of salmon fisheries this year with slightly increased opportunities in the ocean, seasons similar to last year in the Columbia River, and continued restrictions in Puget Sound.
The state’s 2017 salmon fishing seasons, developed by the Washington Department of Fish […]