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Washington sets ocean salmon fishing seasons

FISHING -- The 2015 recreational ocean salmon fishing seasons have been announced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as follows:

Effective dates and Locations:

Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco)

May 30-June 12 - Open seven days per week, 2 salmon daily limit.  Release wild chinook and all coho. Minimum size for chinook is 24 inches. 

June 13 until further notice: Daily limit of 2 salmon, of which not more than one may be a chinook salmon, release wild coho.

Marine Area 2 (Westport-Ocean Shores)

May 30-June 12 - Open seven days per week, 2 salmon daily limit. Release wild chinook and all coho. Minimum size for chinook is 24 inches. 

June 13 until further notice: Daily limit of 2 salmon, of which not more than one may be a chinook salmon, release wild coho.

Marine Area 2-1 (Willapa Bay)

Open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling. Area 2 rules apply.

Marine Area 2-2, west of the Buoy 13 line, (Grays Harbor)

Open concurrent with Area 2 when Area 2 is open for salmon angling. Area 2 rules apply.

Marine Areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay)

May 15-16, May 22-23, and May 30- June 12 - Open seven days per week, 2 salmon daily limit plus 2 additional pink salmon. Release wild chinook and all coho. Minimum size for chinook is 24 inches. In Area 4, Closed east of a true north/south line running through Sail Rock.

Closed to salmon angling inside the area bounded by a line from Kydaka Point to Shipwreck Point.

      June 13 until further notice: daily limit of 2 salmon, release wild coho.

Species affected: Chinook salmon

Reason for action:  Opens ocean recreational salmon seasons that were previously announced following the Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings in April.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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