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MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) TO CLOSE FOR SALMON FISHING

posted by Mike on 01/18/2019

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.

BLACKMOUTH FISHING MARINE AREAS 9 & 10

posted by Mike on 01/14/2019

Marine Areas 9 & 10 continue to put out some fairly good blackmouth fishing since the January 1st opener. The most productive area has been the eastern side of the Kitsap Peninsula taking in the Jefferson Head, Kingston, Pilot Point, Point No Point and around the corner into Skunk Bay. There is quite a mixture in the size of the fish, from sub legals to fish in the mid teens. For those being selective, fish in the 6 -7 pound range are fairly common. For those that are in the right place and right time, fish into the mid teens have been caught.

 

Weather has been one factor that determines whether you will get out on the water or not. We have seen from one extreme to the other so far this season. Yesterday, was one outstanding Winter day to say the least. With the good weather there was a good number of boats that took advantage of the flat calm conditions. In the Kingston area alone there were perhaps around 70 boats on the water in the morning.

 

As far as techniques go, I would have to say that the vast majority of anglers are downrigger trolling with flasher / squid or flasher / spoon combinations. Though you will find this technique will account for a larger percentage of shakers, especially if use smaller offerings. Not to say that you will not get larger fish on these smaller lures, but you must remember that our season is determined by the impacts that occur while fishing, and not the fish you punch on your card. By going to larger lures you will decrease the number of smaller fish that you hook and hopefully allow us to have a full season instead of being cut short. Try fishing larger spoons and plugs to cut down on the impacts.

 

The guys that have been mooching this winter have been finding good results and have been quite pleased with their results. Some of my customers that are die hard moochers have been getting fish into the low to mid teens quite consistantly. Once again try fishing a larger bait, such as a green label sized bait to cut down on the sub legal catches.

 

This season we have seen quite a resurgance in jigging here in Puget Sound. Earlier this winter season we saw jigging had become one of the most consistant ways of fishing blackmouth in the Point Defiance area of south sound. This technique has followed north and we have seen a good number of folks buying jigs this winter. Point Wilson Darts or Dugeness Stingers have been the lures of choice.

MARINE AREAS 7,9 & 10 OPEN FOR SALMON FISHING JANUARY 1ST

posted by Mike on 12/27/2018

Finally, we have a number of areas opening for Winter blackmouth this next Tuesday, January 1st, 2019. Marine Areas 7(San Juan Islands), Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) and Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will open Tuesday, January 1st, 2019. These areas were delayed this season due to large impacts on sub legal fish when these areas opened earlier. By delaying the opener it is hoped that a lager number of fish will have grown to legal size, lessing the impacts on smaller (sub-legal) fish which have caused WDFW to close areas earlier when impact numbers are reached.

Make sure to read your WDFW regulations for the areas you intend to fish as every area is slightly diferent. Please take note that WDFW has changed the Area 10 limit to just a single fish. 

Hopefully, we should see some fairly good sized fish in marine Area 9 & 10 as we have seen some good sized fish landed off the Edmonds Pier this Fall / Winter season. There have been a number of fish landed in the 7 -14 pound range in the past month. This has been the best Fall / Winter season we have seen off the pier, with many of the regulars landing legal fish on a consistant basis. 

If you want to curtail the number of sub - legal fish you encounter consider fishing larger offerings. Going to plugs in the 4 - 5 inch range, such as Silver Hordes or Tomics, will help cut down on the smaller fish. Fishing larger soons in the 4 - 5 inch range will also accomplish curtailing the impacts on smaller fish. Yes, you may not catch as many fish, but the average will be considerably larger. If we lessen the impacts, then we will see a longer season, and just might see a full season, giving us more time on the water.

 

Good Luck To All Of You!

LIMIT TO CHANGE TO ONE SALMON IN MARINE AREA 10 ON JAN 1ST OPENER

posted by Mike on 12/22/2018

Daily limit of one salmon when season opens in Marine Area 10

Action: The daily limit of salmon is one.

Effective date: Jan. 1 through March 31, 2019.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton).

Reason for action: Based on abundance estimates, there is not sufficient salmon available to maintain a fishery though the planned season. A daily limit of one salmon will increase the likelihood that the winter fishery will remain open for the entire winter season. 

Additional information: Chinook minimum size is 22 inches. Release all wild Chinook salmon.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Anglers can check WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058 or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807.

 

NOVEMBER 15TH LAST DAY TO SALMON FISH IN MARINE AREA 10

posted by Mike on 11/14/2018

Though there has not been a lot of salmon fishing activity in Marine Area 10 recently contributed by the weather and lack of fish. None the less it will close after tomorrow, November 15th and will not reopen until January 1st. You can still fish Marine Area 11 and 13 which remain open. Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 will open December 1st for Winter Blackmouth, giving us at least some opportunity to wet a line. Generally, these areas are not fantastic fishing at that time of year, but come into there own in February, March & April.  Marine Area 9 will open January 1st and is one area that will commend  lots of interest as it produces well. At the end of September we were seeing good numbers fo Blackmouth being caught incidentlly while fishing Coho. Hopefully, they have stayed in the area.

MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) CLOSING TO CHINOOK ANGLING

posted by Mike on 08/15/2018

Marine Area 10 to close to hatchery chinook retention

Action:  Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will be closed to the retention of hatchery chinook salmon beginning Friday, Aug. 17.

Effective date: 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

Species affected: Hatchery chinook salmon.

Location: Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton), excluding the year-round piers.

Reason for action: Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have harvested more than 90 percent of the summer chinook quota since the fishery opened on July 16. The fishery will close to allow fishery managers to re-evaluate the catch and determine if any quota remains.

Additional information: Marine Area 10 will remain open to the retention of hatchery and wild coho salmon as part of the two salmon daily limit. Anglers must release chinook and chum. Sinclair Inlet remains open for the retention of hatchery chinook through Sept. 30. Anglers fishing the year-round piers have a daily limit of two salmon, one of which may be a chinook, but must release chum through Sept. 15.

For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Anglers can check WDFW’s website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon fishery manager, (360) 902-0058 or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807.

 

SALMON FISHING MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) August 14th

posted by Mike on 08/14/2018

We are seeing the end of the Chinook season in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) as we getting close to reaching our quota. As of Sunday, August 12th we have caught 3,934 of our 4,742 Chinook. With just a few over 800 fish left on the table will we make it though this next weekend or will be closed earlier? I suppose we will just have to wait and see.

 

The fishing has been quite good this past week, even with the tides the way they were. All the usual sports have been productive with the oil docks down to Boeing Creek, Jefferson Head and Apple Tree Point down to Kingston all producing good numbers of fish.

 

We have been seeing good numbers of resident Coho as well as a fair number of ocean Coho showing up in the catches. A few of the ocean Coho have been pushing the ten pound mark. Coho fishing will go until the end of September in Area 10 and we can retain both hatchery or wild fish.

SALMON FISHING MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON)

posted by Mike on 08/09/2018

As on Monday August 6th, we have caught 2,624 Chinook out of our quota of 4,743. With still a couple thousand fish left of our quota we should see a couple of weeks of additional fishing before we are shut down on the Chinook. We have seen some fairly good fishing this past week, with most anglers we have spoken with having no problem catching their hatchery king and a coho for their limit. 

The three spots that have been producing have been the Kingston/Apple Tree, Jefferson Head and the Oil Docks/Richmond Beach areas, all putting out some fairly decent fishing.

Tides this week have been less than ideal with lots of water movement due to the minus tides that we are experiencing. Even with the big exchanges there has still been a good morning bite. Many of our regular guys are not fighting the big tides have have elected to fish the last of the afternoon incoming tide through the high slack and have been doing just fine.

MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON) RESIDENT COHO

posted by Mike on 06/16/2018

Coho fishing for the smaller delayed release resident coho has been quite good since it opened in Marine Area 10. Most anglers I;ve spoke with have had no problem in conecting with them. Both the area south of Edmonds and the Jefferson Head area have both held good number of fish. Most are not anything to write home about size wise but do make for some good eating. The fish are feeding highly upon krill, crab and shrimp spawn as well as some herring.

This might be a fun fishery to participate in until the king season opens July 16th in Marine Area 9 & 10.

SALMON FISHING OPENS IN MARINE AREA 10

posted by Mike on 05/31/2018

Salmon fishing opens June 1 in Marine Area 10

Action: Opens salmon fishing in Marine Area 10.

Effective Date:  Effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2018, through July 15, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon.

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

Reason for action: This emergency rule modifies fisheries listed in the 2017-18 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet to reflect fisheries agreed to during this year’s North of Falcon, the annual salmon-season setting process.

Other information: Marine Area 10 opens June 1 for salmon fishing. Through July 15, anglers have a daily limit of two salmon but must release chinook and chum. Anglers should check the 2018-19 Sportfishing Rules pamphlet (effective July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019), for fishery regulations after July 15. The pamphlet will be available mid-June at license dealers and sporting goods stores, as well as online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Information contact: Mark Baltzell, (360) 902-2807.

 

CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASED TO TWO HATCHERY FISH IN MARINE AREA 10

posted by Mike on 01/12/2018

Anglers can keep 2 hatchery chinook salmon
in Marine Area 10 beginning Jan. 13

Action: The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon will increase to two fish in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton).

Effective Date: Jan.13, 2018 through Feb. 28, 2018.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location:  Marine Area 10 within Puget Sound, excluding year-round piers.

Reason for action: Anglers were previously limited to one hatchery chinook as part of a two-salmon daily limit to ensure the fishery would remain open for the entire season. Preliminary estimates and fishery projections indicate that sufficient fish remain in the quota for the fishery to remain open through the scheduled season with the increased limit for hatchery chinook.

Other information: WDFW biologists will continue to monitor these fisheries and coordinate with the Puget Sound Sportfishing Advisory Group to determine any further action is necessary. Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 remain closed until February 16, 2018.

The daily salmon limit is two fish. Anglers must release wild chinook and wild coho. Year-round piers are unaffected by this rule change and have a daily limit for salmon of 2 fish, of which 1 may be a chinook..

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808; Mark Baltzell, (360) 902-2807

BLACKMOUTH REPORTS FROM THE OPENER

posted by Mike on 11/02/2017

The reports that we had from yesterdays blackmouth opener were quite lackluster to say the least. Most everyone we spoke with had to deal with quite a number of shakers. No matter what type of gear that was put out, it was plauged by undersized fish. Even those fishing plugs still had sub legal problems. Here's a little rundown on the WDFW checks from the opener.

 

Edmonds     Area 9     9 Boats with 15 Anglers     7 Chinook     .47 Fish/Angler

Everett        Area 8-2  13 Boats with 26 Anglers   1 Chinook     .04 Fish/Angler

Everett       Area 9      29 Boats with 55 Anglers   19 Chinook   ,035 Fish/Angler

Kingston    Area 9      13 Boats with 26 Anglers     2 Chinook    ,08 Fish/Angler

Kingston    Area 10     7 Boats with 17 Anglers     1 Chinook     .06 Fish/Angler

Pt Townsend Area 9   10 Boats with 17 Anglers   10 Chinook    .59 Fish/Angler

Shilshole    Area 9     4 Boats with 7 Anglers        3 Chinook     .43 Fish/Angler

Shilshole   Area 10    3 Boats with 4 Anglers        0 Chinook

 

So as you can see the fishing was far from fantastic. Perhaps no one really found any concentration of fish so it was hit and miss.

 

Weather kept most all but the hardcore in today and the outllook looks a little marginal for the next few days! After all it is November.

MARINE AREA 9 (SEATTLE & BREMERTON) SALMON FISHING

posted by Mike on 09/13/2017

This seasons coho fishery in Marine Area 10 has been quite good. We have been seeing some very good fishing for the past week and a half. The area is open for retention on hatchery coho as well as pink salmon.

The fishing has been good on the Edmonds side with most anglers fishing just below the Area 9/10 line down to the oil docks and south toward Boeing Creek.

We have been seeing a mix of smaller delayed release resident coho in the 3 - 5 pound range as well as some ocean fish  with most in the 7 - 9 pound range with an odd fish to 15 pounds. There are still a few pinks  being caught in the 4 - 6 pound range with an odd fish to 10 pounds. There are still a few Chinook being caught upwards of the mid twenties. All Chinook must be released.

Coho have been in the 25 - 45 foot zones fist thing in the morning and dropping down into deeper waters later in the morning where the 70 - 90 foot zones have been holding the fish.

We should see good fishing through the end of the month.

MARINE AREA9 CHINOOK QUOTA REACHING LIMITS

posted by Mike on 07/28/2017

If I had to guess, I think we will get to fish though this weekend for Chinook in Marine Area 9 before we reach our Chinook guideline of 5,599. As of the 23rd according to WDFW we had havested 3,435. If we do make it though the weekend I would seriously doubt that we would make it to the following weekend. When we do reach our quota then it would be time to head south and fish Marine Area 10 as WDFW has increased the Chinook limit to two (effective Saturday 29th, July) and as of the 23rd had only caught 227 of the 2,166 quota. Though generally the fish historically do not bite as well once they migrate into this area.

 

Another choice is to fish the "Bubble". It has been exceptionally productive this season.

 

Get put and fish before we reach the closures!

CHINOOK LIMIT INCREASES TO 2 CHINOOK IN MARINE AREA 10 ON JULY 29TH

posted by Mike on 07/28/2017

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/.

Information contact: Ryan Lothrop, (360) 902-2808, or Mark Baltzell, (306) 902-2707.

 

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.

SALMON FISHING WILL CLOSE IN MARINE AREA 10 (SEATTLE/BREMERTON)

posted by Mike on 01/20/2017

Marine Area 10 salmon season will close Jan. 23

Action: Closes Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) to salmon fishing.

Effective Date:  Jan. 23, 2017 through Feb. 28, 2017.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location:  Marine Area 10 within Puget Sound, excluding year-round piers.

Reason for action: Before the salmon fishing season started, WDFW and tribal co-managers agreed to a limited number (2,597) of chinook encounters - retaining or releasing fish - anglers are allowed in Marine Area 10. Preliminary estimates indicate that anglers have retained or released 2,390 chinook and are expected to reach the limit for chinook encounters by Jan. 23. The fishery is being closed to control impacts on stocks of concern and ensure compliance with conservation objectives. 

Other information: Year-round fishing piers are unaffected by this rule change and specific regulations can be found in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Year-round fishing pier impacts on chinook are expected to be minimal.

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

NOVEMBER 30TH LAST DAY OF SALMON FISHING IN MARINE AREA 9

posted by Mike on 11/29/2016

Just a quick note to remind everyone that salmon fishing will close in Marine Area 9 until January 16th, 2017. Not everything will be gloom and doom, as 8-1 and 8-2 will remain open until April 30th 2017 and 10 will stay open through February 28th. The star of winter blackmouth fishing Marine Area 7 (San Juans) will open December 1st and run through April 3oth, 2017.Marine Area 6 will also open December 1st and run through April 15th, 2017. As you can see there are many places that you can fish this winter. Hopefully, the fishing that we have been seeing in 9 will also relate to what will happen in the other areas.

Good Luck

WINTER CRAB TO CLOSE EARLY IN MARINE AREA 10

posted by Mike on 10/29/2016

Marine Area 10 winter crab fishery to close early;
Areas 11, 13 remain closed for the season

 

 

OLYMPIA – The recreational Dungeness crab fishery in Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton) will close about six weeks early due to low numbers of crab in the area, state shellfish managers said today.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) also announced that marine areas 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) and 13 (south Sound) will remain closed for the winter crabbing season. Harvest numbers from the summer crab fishery in both areas indicate sport crabbers have reached their quota for the year, said Rich Childers, shellfish manager for WDFW.

"We're taking these steps to protect crab populations in all three marine areas," Childers said. 

The Marine Area 10 crab fishery will close at 6 p.m., Nov. 15. WDFW previously planned to close the area Dec. 31, but is closing it early due to low crab abundance.

Currently, eight marine areas remain open seven days a week through Dec. 31: marine areas 4 (Neah Bay, east of the Tatoosh-Bonilla line), 5 (Sekiu), 6 (eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca), 7 (San Juan Islands), 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay), 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner), 9 (Admiralty Inlet, Port Gamble, and Port Ludlow), and 12 (Hood Canal).

The daily catch limit in Puget Sound is five Dungeness crab, males only, in hard-shell condition with a minimum carapace width of 6¼ inches. In addition, fishers may catch six red rock crab of either sex per day, provided those crab measure at least 5 inches across. Additional information is available on WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/

All Dungeness crab caught in the late-season fishery must be recorded on winter catch cards, which are valid through Dec. 31. Winter cards are available at license vendors across the state.

Winter catch reports are due to WDFW by Feb. 1, 2017. For more information on catch record cards, visit WDFW's website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/crab/crc.html

CHINOOK LIMITED TO ONE HATCHERY IN MARINE AREAS 8-1.8-2,9 AND 10

posted by Mike on 10/25/2016

Anglers limited to 1 chinook per day in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10

Action: The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon in marine areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10 will be reduced to 1 chinook, with a 2 salmon limit. All coho and wild chinook salmon must be released.

Effective locations and dates

  • Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay): Nov. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.
  • Marine Area 8-2 (Port Susan and Port Gardner): Nov. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.
  • Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet): Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 16 through Apr. 30, 2017.
  • Marine Area 10 (Seattle/Bremerton): Nov. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017.

Species affected:  Chinook salmon

Reason for action: Before the salmon fishing season started, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and tribal co-managers agreed to a limited number of chinook encounters – retaining or releasing fish – anglers are allowed in Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2, 9, and 10.

The department is modifying these fisheries to try to stay within the agreed to number of encounters, increasing the likelihood of providing season-long fisheries. WDFW consulted with its Puget Sound sportfishing advisors in making this change.

Other information: WDFW will continue to monitor and evaluate these marine area fisheries.

Information Contact: Mark Baltzell, (360) 902-2807 or Ryan Lothrop (360) 902-2808.

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

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