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SAMISH RIVER KING SALMON

posted by Mike on 08/26/2016

With much of our nornal salmon fishing opprotunities non existant this season due to the very poor returns of Coho you might consider fishing the Samish River this season. The fishing has taken off this week with good numbers of Chinook being caught. The remaider of this month through September is the time to be fishing "The Ditch" as it is commonly refered to by the regulars. This is fishery that is at the top of the list when it comes to combat fishing, with anglers lined up shoulder to shoulder. You will also see a good cross section of the public when you are fishing here. The Samish is what it is, but the one thing I can tell you that it is open and has quite a good run of fish returning to it due to the Samish Hatchery.

Tags: Samish River

MARINE AREA 1 CLOSING TO SALMON FISHING

posted by Mike on 08/26/2016

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 Area 1 (Ilwaco); Leadbetter Point, Wash., to Cape Falcon, Oregon.

Reason for action:  Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers will reach the preseason coho quota of 18,900 by the end of the day Aug. 27. Closing the salmon fishery early will help ensure compliance with conservation objectives.

Other information: The Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River remains open as scheduled.  For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 fishing rules pamphlet, available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information Contact:  Kyle Adicks, 360-902-2664.

Marine Area 11 Closes For Salmon - Last Day Friday 19 August

posted by Mike on 08/17/2016

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

August 17, 2016

Salmon season closes Aug. 20 in Marine Area 11

Action: Closes salmon fishing in Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), excluding the fishing piers.

Effective Date:  Effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers will exceed the preseason guideline for encounters – retaining or releasing fish – with legal-sized chinook in Marine Area 11. The chinook fishery is being closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives. 

Other information:  Anglers can fish for chinook in other Puget Sound marine areas, including area 7 (San Juan Islands), south of Ayock Point in area 12 (Hood Canal), area 13 (South Puget Sound), Sinclair Inlet, and Tulalip Terminal Area.  

Area 11 fishing piers that remain open through Aug. 31 include Dash Point Dock, Les Davis Pier, Des Moines Pier, Redondo Pier, and Point Defiance Boathouse Dock.  Marine Area 11 is scheduled to reopen in February for chinook.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808

COLUMBIA RIVER BUOY 10 REPORTS

posted by Mike on 08/12/2016

For those of you partaking of the lower Columbia Buoy 10 fishery, the reports that we have received the past couple of days have been far better than we saw at the start. I have spoke with a couple of customers this morning that are fishing the area at the present time. One,who fished yesterday managed to limit out his boat with six nice kings. All were caught just upstream of the bridge on the Oregon side. Just got off the phone with a friend of mine that had two nice upriver fish in his boat, both in the 25 pound range. The second one he managed to win a tug of war with Mr. Sealion. The fish was not too bad off with just a puncture just above the tail.

 

We have a nice batch of Puget Sound Vac Pack Green Herring that just came in yesterday for those of you that have been looking or bait. It has been going fast!

CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASED TO TWO IN MARINE AREA 10

posted by Mike on 08/12/2016

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

August 11, 2016

Catch limit in Marine Area 10 increases to 2 chinook per day

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. Friday, Aug. 12, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Species affected: Chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton Area).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers had caught 709 fish – or 50 percent – of the chinook quota of 1,395 fish for Marine Area 10. WDFW anticipates that sufficient quota remains to allow the fishery to run through Aug. 15 as scheduled and to allow for an increase in the daily limit to two hatchery chinook. The changes to the chinook fishery are in compliance with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans. 

Other information: The catch estimates and quotas for Marine Area 10 can be found at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html.

Marine Area 10 is scheduled to close Aug. 16 and will reopen Nov. 1 for chinook. Sinclair Inlet will remain open through Sept. 30. Fishing piers located in Area 10 (Elliott Bay Fishing Pier at Terminal 86 and Seacrest Pier) are open through Aug. 31 and will reopen Nov. 1. Fishing piers located in Sinclair Inlet (Waterman Pier, Bremerton Boardwalk and Illahee State Park) are open year-round.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808

GOOD NEWS - LAKE WASHINGTON & LAKE SAMMAMISH WILL BE OPEN TO FISHING

posted by Mike on 08/11/2016

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

August 11, 2016

Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish will re-open to fishing for trout and other game fish

Action: Opens Lake Washington, the Lake Washington Ship Canal, and Lake Sammamish to fishing for trout and other game fish.

Effective dates: Sept. 1, 2016 through Oct. 31, 2016.

Species affected: Trout and other game fish.

Locations:
(1)  Lake Washington (King County), including that portion of Sammamish River from 68th Ave. NE Bridge downstream.                                           
(2)  Lake Washington Ship Canal (King County), waters east of a north-south line 400 feet west of the Chittenden (Ballard) Locks to the Montlake Bridge, including Lake Union, Portage Bay, and Salmon Bay.               
(3)  Lake Sammamish (King County): Release Kokanee.

Other information: Statewide minimum size and daily limits are in effect.

Reasons for action: These areas had been closed under a co-manager agreement to protect coho salmon. The co-managers have since agreed that recreational fisheries for trout and other game fish in Lakes Washington and Sammamish will not significantly affect coho salmon due to low encounter rates with salmon during those fisheries.

Information Contact: Mill Creek Regional Office, (425) 775-1311

 

MARINE AREA 10 CHINOOK FISHERY - LOOKS LIKE WE WILL FISH THROUGH AUGUST 15TH

posted by Mike on 08/10/2016

We still have 715 Chinook to catch of our 1395 fish quota. We should have no problem being able to fish though August 15th. This was the agreeed date that would be the finish of our Chinnok season in Marine Area 10 unless we reached our quota early. Who whould of quessed that we would get a month of fishing in this area. I would have thought we would of finished this quota is 5 or 6 days top. Perhaps we have far fewer Chinook that what we thought. Time will tell!

 

Anyway you have through the 15th to get out there and chase Chinook.

MARINE AREA 6 CLOSING TO SPOT SHRIMP FISHING

posted by Mike on 08/09/2016

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

August 9, 2016

Marine Area 6 closing to spot shrimp fishing

Action:  Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) is closing to recreational spot shrimp fishing. 

Effective date: Sunday, Aug.14, 2016, at 9 p.m.

Species affected: Spot shrimp.

Location: Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District), which is located in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Reason for action:  The recreational spot shrimp quota in this area will be reached.   

Other information: Marine Area 6 (excluding the Discovery Bay Shrimp District) will remain open to coonstripe and pink shrimp fishing with a 200 foot maximum fishing depth restriction. It is unlawful to possess spot shrimp, and all spot shrimp must be returned to the water immediately.

Contact: Mark O'Toole, La Conner, (360) 466-4345 ext. 241, or Don Velasquez, Mill Creek, (425) 775-1311 ext. 112.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH LAST DAY TO FISH MARINE AREA 9

posted by Mike on 08/02/2016

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

August 2, 2016

Salmon season closes Aug. 5 in Marine Area 9

Action: Closes salmon fishing in Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet), excluding the Edmonds Public Fishing Pier.

Effective Date: 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, through 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet).

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers had caught 2,898 fish, or 95 percent, of the chinook quota of 3,056 fish for Marine Area 9. WDFW anticipates the remaining quota will be caught by the time the fishery closes. The chinook fishery is being closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives and agreed-to management plans. 

Other information: The catch estimates and quotas for marine areas 9 and 10 can be found at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html.   

Anglers can fish for chinook in other Puget Sound marine areas, including areas 5 (Sekiu and Pillar Point), 6 (east Juan de Fuca strait), 7 (San Juan Islands),     10 (Seattle/Bremerton), 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island), south of Ayock Point in area 12 (Hood Canal), and Tulalip Terminal Area.

Marine Area 9 is scheduled to reopen in November for chinook.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2016-17 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808

STILL TIME TO FISH FOR CHINOOK IN MARINE AREAS 9 & 10

posted by Mike on 08/02/2016

As of Sunday July 31 we still had 265 Chinook to catch out of our quota of 3,056 in Marine Area 9. In Marine Area 10 there was still 956 Chinook to harvest out of quota of 1,395. This still gives anglers at least a few more days to fish in Area 9 before we reach our guideline and perhaps a week or more in Area 10. Overall, fishing has been just fair at best for most we have spoken with, though there has been a few that have had a good season.

 

This week is generally the peak of the Chinook returns here in our section of Puget Sound and perhaps we will see a marked increase in the numbers of fish being landed.

 

Make sure to keep a look at the WDFW website for a closure notice as I am sure anglers will not get much of a notice on the closing. I'll be sure to post it here on our website as soon as we hear anything.

11TH ANNUAL BREWSTER KING SALMON DERBY - AUGUST 5,6, & 7 2016

posted by Mike on 07/26/2016

The 11th Annual Brewster King Salmon Derby is coming up on August 5,6, & 7. With most of the local Chinook fishing that will be closed by the time of this derby it might just be a way for you to add to your sallmon fishing time. For information and tickets go to www.brewstersalmonderby.com.

CHINOOK FISHING IN MARINE AREA 9 GETTING CLOSER TO A CLOSURE

posted by Mike on 07/26/2016

As of Sunday, anglers have caught 2,284 of their 3,056 Chinook quota given to them for Marine Area 9. Perhaps , if we are lucky we just might make it through this weekend before being closed. This would give us a mear 772 Chinook to harvest. If catch averages continue as they were in the first 9 days it would be doubtful that we would go through the weekend. However, the angling pressure has wained this week as well as the catch percentages - which just might mean that we will make it though the end of the month.

 

If I was looking to make it out for some Chinook fishing before the closure I would take every opportunity to fish before we see it come to an end.

 

Marine Area 10 had seen just 246 Chinook taken of their 1,395 quota as of the 24th. Unless catch percentages improve drastically, I would say we will see this area continue to offer angling opportunity through this weekend and perhaps even into next week.

LAKE WENATCHEE SOCKEYE FISHING

posted by Mike on 07/21/2016

Lake Wenatchee opened yesterday for Sockeye giving you another choice besides Baker Lake. For us in the Puget Sound area the time it takes to go to either place is about equal. We had some very good reports coming from the opener yesterday with many anglers catching their limits fairly easily. Ted's has all your needs for either the Lake Wenatchee or Baker Lake fisheries.      

 

Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery opens July 20

Action: Lake Wenatchee opens for sockeye salmon fishing.

Effective date/time: July 20, 2016 (one hour before official sunrise) until further notice.

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Daily limit: The daily limit per angler is 6 sockeye 12 inches in length or greater.

Location: Lake Wenatchee (Chelan Co.)

Reason for action: Based on current sockeye passage analysis at both Tumwater Dam and mainstem Columbia River Dams, at least 60,000 total sockeye are projected to be destined for Lake Wenatchee. This provides an estimated 37,000 sockeye to be available for harvest above the natural spawning escapement goal of 23,000 fish.

Other information: Selective gear rules are in effect (up to three single barbless hooks per line, no bait or scent allowed, knotless nets required). A night closure will be in effect. Anglers may fish with 2 poles as long as they possess a valid two-pole endorsement. Legal angling hours are one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Bull trout, steelhead, and chinook salmon must be released unharmed without removing the fish from the water.

NOTE: The Lake Wenatchee sockeye fishery may be closed on short notice depending on participation and catch rates. Anglers are advised to check the fishing hotline at 360-902-2500 or WDFW's website daily.

Anglers are required to possess a Columbia River Salmon/Steelhead Endorsement as part of their valid fishing license and catch record card. Revenue from the endorsement supports salmon or steelhead seasons in the Columbia Basin, including enforcement and monitoring the upper Columbia River fisheries. The endorsement has generated more than $1 million annually for WDFW to maintain and increase fishing opportunities throughout the Columbia River basin. Check the fishing hotline at 360-902-2500 or the webpage at https: //fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/rules_all_freshwater.j Information contact: Travis Maitland, District 7 Fish Biologist, (509) 665-3337 (Wenatchee District Office). Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager (509) 754-4624.

WESTPORT (MARINE AREA 2) CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASES TO TWO EFFECTIVE JULY 23RD

posted by Mike on 07/21/2016

Anglers can keep two chinook off Westport beginning July 23

 

Action: Anglers will be allowed to keep two salmon daily in Marine Area 2 (Westport). Anglers will be allowed to keep up to two chinook daily but must release coho.

Effective date: July 23, 2016.

Species affected: Chinook.

Locations: Marine Area 2 (Westport), marine waters stretching from the Queets River to Leadbetter Point.

Reason for action: The fishery has sufficient chinook remaining within the guideline to increase the daily limit without much risk of having to close early. Through July 17, anglers had caught 13.9 percent (2,305 fish) of the 16,600 chinook guideline for Marine Area 2.The current limit is one salmon, no coho retention.

Other information: The changes announced today do not affect ocean salmon fisheries off Ilwaco (Marine Area 1), La Push (Marine Area 3) or Neah Bay (Marine Area 4).

The daily limit in Marine Area 1 remains at two salmon, only one of which can be a chinook, release wild coho.

The daily limits in marine areas 3 and 4 remain at two salmon, no coho retention. Release chum in Marine Area 4 beginning Aug. 1.

Information Contact: Wendy Beeghley, ocean salmon manager for WDFW, (360) 249-1215

BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE FISHERY REPORT FROM 7/10/2016

posted by Mike on 07/11/2016

I fished Baker Lake yesterday morning with my son Josh and friend Melvin. We were up there very early Sunday morning to get the boat launched anticipating quite a crowd trying to get their boats in the water. We got the boat into the water without any wait and headed up lake to where the bite had been yesterday. We had heard that there was a lot of floating wood in the lake due to the high water conditions washing it off the beaches as well as much brought in from the upper Baker River with recent rains so we took our time running up lake. To say that there was wood in the lake was an understatement! It was literally a mine field of floating wood, from small pieces to large logs. So if you do go to Baker make sure to be on your toes!

 

By the time we made it up lake it was time to get our gear in the water. We fished a variety of typical Baker Lake sockeye setups baited with Mel's super cured shrimp and placed them on the downriggers in the 20 - 35 foot zones were we were seeing most of the fish located. We fished for some time without getting bit nor did we see any of the other boats anound us getting anything either. About an hour after first light we got our first fish and started to see a fish being caught here and there. It was by all means not a hot bite! We just continued to grind it out and ended up with 4 in the box and another lost when we decided to call it quits at 10:00.

 

We ran into quite a number of folks we knew and some had a few more fish than us but most did not do well at all, being skunked or a fish or two for the boat. One of Mel's friends that had had an outstanding day with 13 on Saturday had just a single fish when we called it quits for the day. That's Fishing!

 

This is a very popular fishery with at least 150 boats on the lake, everything from kayaks to 25 foot Grady's.

 

The fishery should hold up well for quite some time as they are still trucking fish from the Baker River traps up into the lake. As of today they have trucked 12,530 to the lake.

 

Ted's has lots of tackle on hand for this fishery and will be more than happy to help you out and show you how to rig up.

LAKE CHELAN REPORT FROM 7/10/2016

posted by Mike on 07/11/2016

LAKE CHELAN AREA FISHING REPORT FOR 7/10/16

    What continues hot is trolling for Lake Trout on Chelan early in the morning on the Bar with the best chance of the year for big fish.   Also continuing hot is trolling the face of Manson Bay for numbers of Lake Chelan Lakers. 

On the Bar, look for depths from 120 to 170 feet deep.

Evenings are best in Manson Bay in depths of 120 feet near Wapato Point and up to 270 feet deep in the center of the bay.  As always, fish within 3 to 5 feet of the bottom and keep your speed around 1.2 mph.  The Mack’s Lure Bead and Blade combo our guide, Jeff Witkowski has developed has been very productive.  He uses a bead combo to give the rig about a 4” long profile.  Similar in profile, the Needlefish squid rig by Silver Horde / Goldstar has also worked.  Bait these rigs with a chunk of Northern Pikeminnow.  The T4 Purple Glow Flatfish seems to be the “go to” lure for bigger fish on the Bar. 

Your fishing tip of the week is to rethink how you fight fish on Lake Chelan.  Remember, the only way these fish will get away is if they tear or shake the hooks out of themselves.   They are trapped in open water with no structure to get into and they are not a fast swimming / hard fighting fish.  The trick is to do everything in moderation.  The rod tip should be at a moderate rod angle.  Don’t point it at the fish, but don’t raise it to a high angle to increase the leverage the fish gets when it twists and turns or shakes it’s head.  The retrieval speed should be moderate.  Not glacially slow, but not fast.  When the fish isn’t doing anything, go a bit faster to keep moderate tension.  When the fish is twisting or shaking, slow down to reduce the leverage the fish has.  Keep your drag moderately light.  A good average is netting 3 of every 4 hooked fish.  If you are getting less than half, review what you are doing. 

The kid’s tip of the week is to suck it up and let the kid make mistakes.  Guide them and instruct them, but you doing it / explaining it over and over again without them getting their hands dirty will not teach the skill or hook them on the experience.  They have to try and make mistakes to become that fishing  partner you want.  While you’re at it, be gentle with the criticism… 

Your safety tip of the week is to really keep your head on a swivel now that we are in the heart of our busy summer season.  There are lots of inexperienced boaters out there traveling at various rates of speed.  Remember to get your head around and look before altering your course.  Also, with hot weather coming, I can’t say enough about keeping hydrated!

 

BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE REPORTS FROM JULY 7th

posted by Mike on 07/07/2016

Though the popular Baker Lake sockeye fishery opened early yesterday, we have been receiving the first of our reports this morning. It sounded like there were around 50 - 60 boats on the water all trying to get their fair share of prime Baker Lake sockeye. It sounded like the fishing was very typical with some folks getting their fish and others getting a few and many not doing well at all. From those that managed to get their limits it sounded that the fish were a little scattered and not really schooled up as well as being deeper than expected with most fish coming from the 40 - 70 foot zone. Be quite attentive to your depth sounder and get your gear in the zone when you do mark fish.

 

Sounded like most of the fish were very typically sized in the 4 - 8 pound range and just dime bight. Should make for some very fine eating for those fortunate to land a few.

 

Ted's has a very good supply of sockeye tackle on hand, just stop by and we'll be more than happy to help you out.

COLUMBIA RIVER SOCKEYE FISHERY EXPANDED AND SALMON LIMITS RAISED

posted by Mike on 07/06/2016

Sockeye fishery opens, salmon limits raised on
Columbia River above Priest Rapids Dam

Actions: Opens sockeye salmon to retention and raises total salmon limit.

Species affected:Sockeye and chinook salmon.

Daily limit: Daily limit of six (6) salmon, of which two (2) may be adult hatchery chinook and three (3) may be sockeye. Release coho and wild adult chinook.

Effective dates:

(1) From Priest Rapids Dam to 400 feet below Rock Island Dam, July 7 through Aug. 31, 2016.

(2) From Rock Island Dam to 400 feet below Wells Dam, July 7 through Oct. 15, 2016.

(3) From Wells dam to Hwy 173 bridge in Brewster, July 16 through Aug. 31, 2016.

(4) From Hwy 173 bridge in Brewster to Chief Joseph Dam, July 7 through Oct.15, 2016.

Other information: Release all floy (spaghetti) tagged fish.Anglers must also use barbless hooks when fishing for salmon and have a current Washington fishing license, as well as a Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement (CRSSE). Anglers with the Two-Pole Endorsement may fish with two poles, except for sturgeon above Rock Island Dam.

Reason for action: The sockeye run was recent upgraded to 350,000 fish, greatly exceeding the pre-season forecast of 102,000 fish returning to the river mouth. Barring extreme high water temperatures such as those in 2015 that caused unprecedented pre-spawning mortality, the run is expected to produce sufficient escapement to meet spawning needs in the Wenatchee and Okanogan Rivers.

Information contacts:Jeff Korth, Region 2 Fish Program Manager, (509) 754-4624 (Ephrata), Travis Maitland, District 5 Fisheries Biologist, (509) 665-3337 (Wenatchee), Ryan Fortier, District 6 Fisheries Biologist, (509) 997-0316 (Twisp).

 

BAKER LAKE SOCKEYE OPENS EARLY FOR SOCKEYE

posted by Mike on 07/06/2016

Baker Lake opens early to sockeye fishing

 

Action: Open Baker Lake to fishing for sockeye salmon

Effective dates: July 6, 2016

Species affected: Sockeye salmon

Location: Baker Lake, upstream of the log boom barrier in front of upper Baker Dam to the mouth of the Baker River.

Reasons for action: Baker Lake sockeye have returned in greater numbers, earlier in the season, than anticipated. Therefore the fishery is being opened prior to the preseason set date of July 10.

Other information: Daily limit is five adult sockeye salmon greater than 18 inches in length. Kokanee/sockeye less than 18 inches in length are by definition kokanee, while those 18 inches and larger are adult sockeye. Release all other salmon.

Freshwater fishing rules apply. These rules include the requirement that fishers have a current freshwater or combination license and catches must be immediately recorded on their Sport Catch Record Card. A The two pole endorsement is allowed for this fishery. The Catch Record Card Code for Baker Lake is 825.

All other fishing regulations except the opening date remain in effect as listed in the 2016/2017 Fishing in Washington, Sport fishing rules pamphlet. Anglers are reminded to release all bull trout.

Information Contact: Please see the Baker Sockeye web page at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/salmon/sockeye/baker_river.html for further information on seasons, access sites and fish counts.

MARINE AREA 7 SOUTH REOPENS FOR SPOT SHRIMP

posted by Mike on 07/05/2016

Marine Area 7 South reopening for 8 days of spot shrimp fishing

Action:  Marine Area 7 South is reopening for eight days of recreational shrimp fishing. 

Effective date:  Saturday, July 9, 2016, through Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Species affected:  All shrimp species including spot shrimp.

Location:  Marine Area 7 South: This area includes the Iceberg Point and Salmon Bank shrimp fishing grounds.

Reason for action: Sufficient recreational spot shrimp quota remains in this area for eight more days of fishing.   

Other information:  The Marine Area 7 South daily bag limit will be 160 shrimp, similar to the current bag limits in Marine Areas 6 and 7 West. Shrimp heads may be removed while in the field prior to coming ashore.

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