Chinook Limit Increases To 2 Chinook In Marine Area 10 On July 29th
Anglers can keep 2 chinook per day
in Marine Area 10 beginning July 29
Action: Increases the daily limit for hatchery chinook to two fish in Marine Area 10, excluding Sinclair Inlet and fishing piers.
Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 29, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Species affected: Chinook salmon.
Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area).
Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers had caught 227 fish, or 10 percent, of the chinook quota of 2,166 fish for Marine Area 10. WDFW anticipates that sufficient quota remains to allow the fishery to run through Aug. 15 as scheduled. The changes to the chinook fishery are consistent with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans.
Other information: The daily limit remains unchanged at a 2-salmon limit; chum, wild chinook and wild coho must still be released. The catch estimates and quotas for Marine Area 10 can be found at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html.
For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2017-18 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.
Once again due to low catch numbers in Marine Area 10, WDFW has increased the limit to two hatchery Chinnok. We had this same problem last year and even with the increase in the limit we did not catch our quota before the closure. It just goes to show that by the time the fish have made it to this area they no longer feed.