Salmon

OCEAN SALMON FISHERY OFF ILWACO AND WESPORT TO CLOSE EARLY

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. […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Announcements, Salmon|Comments Off on OCEAN SALMON FISHERY OFF ILWACO AND WESPORT TO CLOSE EARLY

Recreational salmon fishery opens June 24 in the ocean

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 […]

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Salmon Fisheries set for 2017

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 […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Announcements, Salmon|Comments Off on Salmon Fisheries set for 2017

Ocean salmon fishery off Ilwaco to close early

WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091 http://wdfw.wa.gov

August 26, 2016

Ocean salmon fishery off Ilwaco to close early

Action:   Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) will close to salmon fishing at the end of the day Aug. 27.

Effective Dates:  11:59 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27.

Species affected:  All salmon.

Locations:  Marine […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Announcements, Salmon|Comments Off on Ocean salmon fishery off Ilwaco to close early

Ban on barbed hooks expands on Columbia River, tributaries May 1

OLYMPIA – Starting May 1, anglers fishing for salmon or steelhead on the Columbia River and most of its tributaries downstream from Chief Joseph Dam will be required to use barbless hooks.

The new regulations, adopted today by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), expand on a similar rule currently in effect on […]

By |April 24th, 2013|Announcements, Fishing updates, Salmon|0 Comments

Commission approves policy to revamp Columbia River fisheries

OLYMPIA– The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today unanimously adopted a policy that establishes a new management framework for salmon fisheries on the lowerColumbia River.

The commission, a nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), took action after completing a series of public meetings that began in October […]

By |January 14th, 2013|Announcements, Salmon|0 Comments