Marine Area 10 (seattle/bremerton) To Close For Salmon Fishing
Looks as if our Winter blackmouth fishing is following our summer king salmon fishery. We have seen some good fishing this winter season, and with it lots of participation. Despite WDFW lowering the limit to just a single blackmouth and many days of bad weather, we will reach our impact numbers by Saturday, 19th January and the season is over! We will have to switch over to Marine Area 8-1, 8-2, 9, 11, 12 or 13 to be able to continue our fishing. Area 6 will open Februay 1st and Area 5 will open February 16th. If you want to fish you'll just have to switch areas.
If we want to have longer seasons, we need to curtail the impacts we have on the smaller sublegal fish. Please go to larger lures and baits to cut down on the number of smaller fish that you are catching and releasing.
Salmon fishing to close in Marine Area 10
Action: Closes angling for salmon.
Effective date: January 20 through March 31, 2019.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 10.
Reason for action: Preliminary estimates and fishery projections indicate the total encounters guideline is expected to be reached by the end of the day Saturday, Jan. 19. This closure is necessary to avoid exceeding the allowable limit of total encounters including both retained and released fish. The fishery is being closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives.
Additional information: Salmon fishing remains open at year-round piers as listed in the 2018-2019 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet.
Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound Recreational Salmon Manager, (360) 902-0058.