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Chapter 220-313 WAC

Last Update: 11/3/20

PERSONAL-USE FISHERIESSALMON

WAC Sections

HTMLPDF220-313-010Salmon statewide rules.
HTMLPDF220-313-020Closed areas—Saltwater salmon angling.
HTMLPDF220-313-030Closed areas—Pink salmon angling.
HTMLPDF220-313-040Closed areas—Coho salmon angling.
HTMLPDF220-313-050Closed areas—Chinook salmon angling.
HTMLPDF220-313-060Puget Sound salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
HTMLPDF220-313-070Coastal salmon—Saltwater seasons and daily limits.
HTMLPDF220-313-075Pacific Ocean Salmon—Seasons—Closed Areas.
HTMLPDF220-313-080Atlantic salmon.
HTMLPDF220-313-090Salmon eggs—Unlawful acts.


PDF220-313-010

Salmon statewide rules.

(1) In fresh water:
(a) Adult salmon are defined as:
(i) Chinook over 24 inches in length;
(ii) Coho over 20 inches in length;
(iii) Pink, chum or sockeye over 12 inches in length; and
(iv) Atlantic salmon of any size.
(b) In these waters the minimum size for salmon is 12 inches, except no minimum size for Atlantic salmon.
(2) In Area 2-1 from the opening date of adjacent ocean waters through July 31, and in Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line, the size limits specified for Marine Area 2 in WAC 220-313-075 apply.
(3) In Marine Areas 5 through 13, Chinook salmon must be not less than 22 inches in length, except in waters listed in this subsection, but there is no minimum size for other salmon.
(a) Marine Area 12 south of Ayock from July 1 through September 30: Chinook salmon must be not less than 20 inches in length.
(b) Marine Area 12 Hoodsport Hatchery Zone from July 1 through December 30: No minimum size for Chinook.
(4) The salmon possession limit shall not exceed the equivalent of two daily limits in fresh form. An additional 40 pounds of salmon may be possessed in frozen or processed form.
(5) In all areas where the daily limit allows adult salmon to be taken, it is unlawful to continue to fish for salmon after the adult portion of the daily limit has been retained.
(6) Where landlocked salmon rules apply, no sport catch record card is required for salmon, the season, daily limit, and size and gear restriction rules for salmon are the same as trout rules. The angler's combined catch of landlocked salmon and trout applies toward the trout limit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-22-101 (Order 20-242), § 220-313-010, filed 11/3/20, effective 12/4/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-313-010, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; WSR 16-17-008 (Order 16-201), § 220-56-180, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16; WSR 15-13-081 (Order 15-177), § 220-56-180, filed 6/12/15, effective 7/13/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-16-027 (Order 14-185), § 220-56-180, filed 7/25/14, effective 8/25/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), § 220-56-180, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-24-030 (Order 04-306), § 220-56-180, filed 11/23/04, effective 12/24/04. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), § 220-56-180, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. WSR 98-06-031, § 220-56-180, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), § 220-56-180, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), § 220-56-180, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; WSR 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), § 220-56-180, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; WSR 91-14-046 (Order 91-40), § 220-56-180, filed 6/27/91, effective 7/28/91; WSR 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), § 220-56-180, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; WSR 90-06-026, § 220-56-180, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; WSR 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), § 220-56-180, filed 3/16/89; WSR 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), § 220-56-180, filed 4/26/88; WSR 87-08-006 (Order 87-19), § 220-56-180, filed 3/23/87; WSR 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), § 220-56-180, filed 4/9/86; WSR 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), § 220-56-180, filed 4/9/85; WSR 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), § 220-56-180, filed 4/11/84; WSR 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), § 220-56-180, filed 3/17/83; WSR 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), § 220-56-180, filed 6/9/82; WSR 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), § 220-56-180, filed 3/18/82; WSR 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-180, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]



PDF220-313-020

Closed areasSaltwater salmon angling.

The following areas are closed to salmon angling during the times indicated:
(1) Bellingham Bay: Those waters of Bellingham, Samish, and Padilla Bays, easterly of a line from Sandy Point to the northern most point of Lone Tree Island, thence easterly of a line from Lone Tree Island to the northeast point of Sinclair Island, thence from the southeastern most point on Sinclair Island to Clark Point on Guemes Island, thence following the shoreline to Yellow Bluff on the southwest corner of Guemes Island, thence to Yellow Bluff Reef range marker, thence to the ferry terminal dock east of Shannon Point and north of the Burlington Railroad Bridges at the north end of Swinomish Slough: Closed to salmon angling March 1 through April 30 and July 1 through August 15.
(2) Carr Inlet: Those waters of Carr Inlet within 1,000 feet of the outer oyster stakes at the mouth of Minter Creek: Closed to salmon angling April 16 through September 30.
(3) Dungeness Bay: Those waters westerly of a line from Dungeness Spit Light to the number 2 red Buoy, and then to the Port Williams boat ramp: Closed to salmon angling July 1 through August 15 and March 1 through April 15.
(4) Samish Bay: Those waters southerly of a line projected true east from Fish Point: Closed to salmon angling March 1 through April 30 and July 1 through September 30.
(5) Commencement Bay: Those waters east of a line projected from the Sperry Ocean Dock to landfall below the Cliff House Restaurant on the north shore of Commencement Bay: Closed to salmon angling April 1 through April 30 and June 1 through July 31.
(6) Southern Rosario Strait and the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca: Waters of Area 7 in Rosario Strait and the eastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca southerly of a line running true south from the westernmost point on Fidalgo Head to Burrows Island, then westerly and southerly along the shore of Burrows Island to the Burrows Island Lighthouse, then to Bird Rocks, then westerly from Bird Rocks to the southernmost point on Decatur Island, then across Lopez Pass to Lopez Island and following the shore of Lopez Island southerly and westerly to Iceberg Point, then from Iceberg Point to Cattle Point, then south-southwest to the Salmon Bank Buoy, and then true south from the Salmon Bank Buoy to the Area 7 boundary: Closed to salmon angling July 1 through September 30.
(7) Kydaka Point - Waters south of a line from Kydaka Point to Shipwreck Point - Closed to salmon angling June 1 through October 31.
(8) Port Angeles Harbor - Waters westerly of a line from the tip of Ediz Hook to the I.T.T. Rayonier Dock: Closed to salmon angling from July 1 through August 15.
(9) Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160, unless the person has harvested salmon. If the person has harvested salmon, the violation is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degreePenalty, unless the salmon are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degreePenaltyCriminal wildlife penalty assessment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-22-101 (Order 20-242), § 220-313-020, filed 11/3/20, effective 12/4/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-16-109 (Order 17-147), § 220-313-020, filed 7/28/17, effective 8/28/17; WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-313-020, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; WSR 16-17-008 (Order 16-201), § 220-56-195, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-16-027 (Order 14-185), § 220-56-195, filed 7/25/14, effective 8/25/14; WSR 13-20-021 (Order 13-210), § 220-56-195, filed 9/23/13, effective 10/24/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-18-006 (Order 12-190), § 220-56-195, filed 8/23/12, effective 9/23/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-035 (Order 09-133), § 220-56-195, filed 7/8/09, effective 8/8/09; WSR 08-15-002 (Order 08-165), § 220-56-195, filed 7/3/08, effective 8/3/08; WSR 07-16-056, § 220-56-195, filed 7/26/07, effective 8/26/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), § 220-56-195, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-24-030 (Order 04-306), § 220-56-195, filed 11/23/04, effective 12/24/04; WSR 02-15-097 (Order 02-158), § 220-56-195, filed 7/16/02, effective 8/16/02; WSR 01-14-001 (Order 01-107), § 220-56-195, filed 6/21/01, effective 7/22/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), § 220-56-195, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), § 220-56-195, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-56-195, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. WSR 97-18-035, § 220-56-195, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), § 220-56-195, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; WSR 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), § 220-56-195, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; WSR 94-14-069, § 220-56-195, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; WSR 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), § 220-56-195, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), § 220-56-195, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; WSR 90-06-026, § 220-56-195, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; WSR 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), § 220-56-195, filed 3/16/89; WSR 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), § 220-56-195, filed 4/26/88; WSR 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), § 220-56-195, filed 4/21/87; WSR 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), § 220-56-195, filed 4/9/86; WSR 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), § 220-56-195, filed 4/9/85; WSR 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), § 220-56-195, filed 3/17/83; WSR 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), § 220-56-195, filed 6/9/82; WSR 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-195, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]



PDF220-313-030

Closed areas—Pink salmon angling.

Pink only closures—None.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-313-030, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), § 220-56-196, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; WSR 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), § 220-56-196, filed 3/16/89; WSR 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), § 220-56-196, filed 4/11/84; WSR 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), § 220-56-196, filed 3/17/83.]



PDF220-313-040

Closed areas—Coho salmon angling.

Coho only closures—None.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-313-040, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 90-06-026, § 220-56-197, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; WSR 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), § 220-56-197, filed 4/9/85.]



PDF220-313-050

Closed areas—Chinook salmon angling.

Chinook only closures - None.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-313-050, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), § 220-56-199, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-56-199, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), § 220-56-199, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; WSR 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), § 220-56-199, filed 4/26/88; WSR 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), § 220-56-199, filed 4/9/85.]



PDF220-313-060

Puget Sound salmonSaltwater seasons and daily limits.

(1) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken by angling for personal use except from the following Puget Sound areas and during the seasons, in the quantities, and for the species designated in this section, and in the sizes as defined in WAC 220-313-010. An area is open when a daily limit is provided. Puget Sound waters west of the mouth of the Sekiu River are managed concurrent with ocean waters under WAC 220-313-070.
(2) Catch Record Card Area 5:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through August 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild Chinook and wild coho.
(c) Open August 16 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, Chinook and wild coho.
(d) October 1 through last day in February: Closed.
(e) Open March 1 through April 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release wild coho and wild Chinook.
(3) Catch Record Card Area 6:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through August 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild Chinook and wild coho.
(iii) Release all Chinook east of a true north-south line through the Number 2 Buoy immediately east of Ediz Hook.
(c) Waters of Port Angeles Harbor west of a line from the tip of Ediz Hook to the ITT Rayonier Dock: Closed July 1 through August 15.
(d) Open August 16 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum, Chinook and wild coho.
(e) October 1 through April 30: Closed except in Dungeness Bay as described in this section.
(f) Waters of Dungeness Bay inside a line from Dungeness Spit Lighthouse to the Number 2 Red Buoy, and then to the Port Williams Boat Ramp are closed except: Open October 1 through October 31; daily limit 2 hatchery coho only.
(4) Catch Record Card Area 7:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through July 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook.
(ii) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(iii) Closed to salmon fishing in the Southern Rosario Strait and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca closure area described in WAC 220-313-020(7).
(c) Open August 1 through August 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum and Chinook.
(d) Open August 16 through August 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook.
(ii) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(e) Open September 1 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release chum and Chinook.
(f) October 1 through April 30: Closed.
(g) Closed to salmon fishing in Samish Bay area described in WAC 220-313-020(7).
(h) Waters of Bellingham Bay described in WAC 220-313-020(1):
(i) July 1 through August 15: Closed.
(ii) Open August 16 through September 30: Daily limit 4 salmon; up to 2 may be Chinook salmon.
(iii) October 1 through April 30: Closed.
(5) Catch Record Card Area 8-1: May 1 through April 30: Closed.
(6) Catch Record Card Area 8-2:
(a) May 1 through April 30: Closed, except waters described in this subsection.
(b) Waters west of Tulalip Bay and within 2,000 feet of shore from the pilings at Old Bower's Resort to a fishing boundary marker approximately 1.4 miles northwest of Hermosa Point:
(i) Open May 29 through September 7; only from Friday through 11:59 a.m. the following Monday of each week, May 29 through September 7:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release coho.
(ii) Open September 12 through September 27; only from Saturday through Sunday of each week.
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release coho.
(7) Catch Record Card Area 9:
(a) May 1 through July 15: Closed.
(b) Open July 16 through August 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(ii) Release chum, wild coho, and wild Chinook.
(iii) Waters south of a line from Foulweather Bluff to Olele Point: Closed.
(c) Open August 16 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook, chum, and wild coho.
(d) October 1 through April 30: Closed.
(e) Edmonds Fishing Pier:
(i) Open October 1 through July 31: Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(ii) Open August 1 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(B) Release chum.
(8) Catch Record Card Area 10:
(a) May 1 through May 31: Closed.
(b) Open June 1 through July 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook and chum.
(c) Open July 16 through August 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(ii) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(d) Open September 1 through September 15:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook and chum.
(e) Open September 16 through November 15: Release Chinook.
(f) November 16 through December 31: Closed.
(g) Open January 1 through March 31.
(i) Daily limit 1 salmon.
(ii) Release wild Chinook.
(h) Waters of Shilshole Bay southeast of a line from Meadow Point to West Point: Closed July 1 through August 31.
(i) West Elliot Bay: Waters of Elliott Bay between a line from West Point to Alki Point and a line from Duwamish Head to Pier 91.
(i) May 1 through May 31: Closed.
(ii) Open June 1 through June 30:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release chum, and Chinook.
(iii) July 1 through August 31: Closed.
(iv) Open September 1 through November 15:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(v) November 16 through December 31: Closed.
(vi) Open January 1 through March 31.
(A) Daily limit 1 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook.
(j) East Elliot Bay: Waters of Elliott Bay between a line from Duwamish Head to Pier 91 up to the mouth of the Duwamish River including Harbor Island (Duwamish Waterways).
(i) May 1 through May 31: Closed.
(ii) Open June 1 through June 30.
(A) Daily limit 2.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iii) July 1 through July 30: Closed.
(iv) Open July 31 through 11:59 a.m. August 3.
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(B) Release chum.
(v) Closed 12:00 p.m. August 3 through August 31.
(vi) Open September 1 through November 15:
(A) Daily limit of 2 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(vii) November 16 through December 31: Closed.
(viii) Open January 1 through March 31.
(A) Daily limit 1 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook.
(k) Waters of Sinclair Inlet and Port Orchard south of the Manette Bridge in Bremerton, south of a line true west from Battle Point, and west of a line drawn true south from Point White:
(i) Open July 1 through July 31.
(A) Daily limit 3 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook and wild coho.
(ii) Open August 1 through September 15:
(A) Daily limit 3 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook, wild coho, and chum.
(iii) November 16 through December 31: Closed.
(iv) Open January 1 through March 31.
(A) Daily limit 1 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook.
(l) Waters of Agate Pass west of a line from Point Monroe to Indianola and east of a line from Point Bolin to Battle Point: Fly fishing only, lead core lines prohibited, and catch and release from January 1 through January 31. April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(m) Elliott Bay Fishing Pier at Terminal 86, Seacrest Pier, Waterman Pier, Bremerton Boardwalk, and Illahee State Park Pier, open year-round:
(i) Open September 16 through July 31: Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(ii) Open August 1 through September 15:
(A) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(B) Release chum.
(n) Duwamish Waterway downstream from an east-west line projected through southernmost tip of Harbor Island to a line extending from Jack Block Park through the northernmost tip of Harbor Island extending to shore northeast of the North Waterway (47°35.47'N, 122°20.58'W), from July 1 through October 31 night closure, anti-snagging rule, and only fish hooked inside the mouth may be retained.
(o) Free-flowing freshwaters are closed downstream of the mouth at Gorst Creek, from July 1 through September 30.
(9) Catch Record Card Area 11:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon up to 1 may be a Chinook.
(ii) Release wild Chinook.
(c) Open October 1 through October 31:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook.
(d) November 1 through April 30: Closed.
(e) Waters of Commencement Bay east of a line from the Cliff House Restaurant to the Sperry Ocean Dock: June 1 through July 31 and April 1 through April 30: Closed.
(f) Dash Point Dock, Les Davis Pier, Des Moines Pier, Redondo Pier, and Point Defiance Boathouse Dock:
(i) Open year-round.
(ii) Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(10) Catch Record Card Area 12:
(a) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(b) Open July 1 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(ii) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(c) Open October 1 through October 15:
(i) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(ii) Release chum and Chinook.
(d) Open October 16 through November 30:
(i) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook.
(e) December 1 through April 30: Closed.
(f) In waters south of Ayock Point including waters within a 2,000-foot arc seaward of yellow buoys at the mouth of Finch Creek at Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery:
(i) May 1 through June 30: Closed.
(ii) Open July 1 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and wild Chinook.
(iii) Open October 1 through October 15:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iv) Open October 16 through November 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(v) December 1 through April 30: Closed.
(vi) It is unlawful to fish for or possess salmon taken from these waters from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
(vii) It is unlawful to fish from any Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery structure except persons with disabilities who permanently use a wheelchair and who have a designated harvester card under WAC 220-220-240 may fish from the ADA–access site at the Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery, as long as persons follow all applicable department rules.
(g) In waters north of Ayock Point except waters north of a true east line from the mouth of Turner Creek to the Toandos Peninsula:
(i) May 1 through August 31: Closed.
(ii) Open September 1 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iii) Open October 1 through October 15:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(iv) Open October 16 through November 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(v) December 1 through April 30: Closed.
(h) Waters north of a true east line from the mouth of Turner Creek to the Toandos Peninsula:
(i) May 1 through July 31: Closed.
(ii) Open August 1 through August 31:
(iii) Daily limit of 4 coho.
(iv) Open September 1 through September 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(v) Open October 1 through October 15:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release chum and Chinook.
(vi) Open October 16 through November 30:
(A) Daily limit 4 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(vii) December 1 through April 30: Closed.
(i) September 16 through December 31: Waters north of a line true east from Broad Spit: Closed.
(j) July 1 through October 15: Free-flowing freshwater is closed to all fishing downstream of the mouth of the Dewatto, Dosewallips, Duckabush, Hamma Hamma, and Skokomish rivers.
(11) Catch Record Card Area 13:
(a) Open May 1 through June 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release wild Chinook and wild coho.
(b) Open July 1 through September 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release wild Chinook and wild coho.
(iii) Chinook minimum length 20 inches.
(c) Open October 1 through April 30:
(i) Daily limit 2 salmon.
(ii) Release wild Chinook and wild coho.
(d) Waters at the mouth of Minter Creek within 1,000 feet of the outer oyster stakes: April 16 through September 15: Closed.
(e) Waters of Budd Inlet south of the Fourth Avenue Bridge: Closed.
(f) Contiguous waters north of the Fourth Avenue Bridge and south of a line from the northwest corner of the Thriftway Market building and a point 100 yards north of the railroad bridge on the western shore: July 16 through October 31: Closed.
(g) Waters north of the Thriftway Market-railroad bridge line and south of a line projected due west from the KGY radio tower: July 16 through October 31: Night closure and anti-snagging rule.
(h) Fox Island Public Fishing Pier, open year-round: Daily limit 2 salmon; up to 1 may be a Chinook salmon.
(12) A violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160, unless the person has harvested salmon. If the person has harvested salmon, the violation is punishable under RCW 77.15.380, Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degreePenalty, unless the salmon are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370, Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degreePenalty.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-052 (Order 20-97), § 220-313-060, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-050 (Order 19-139), § 220-313-060, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-15-065 (Order 18-163), § 220-313-060, filed 7/16/18, effective 8/16/18; WSR 17-16-109 (Order 17-147), § 220-313-060, filed 7/28/17, effective 8/28/17; WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-313-060, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; WSR 16-17-008 (Order 16-201), § 232-28-621, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16; WSR 15-13-081 (Order 15-177), § 232-28-621, filed 6/12/15, effective 7/13/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-16-027 (Order 14-185), § 232-28-621, filed 7/25/14, effective 8/25/14; WSR 13-20-021 (Order 13-210), § 232-28-621, filed 9/23/13, effective 10/24/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-18-006 (Order 12-190), § 232-28-621, filed 8/23/12, effective 9/23/12; WSR 11-21-038 (Order 11-273), § 232-28-621, filed 10/11/11, effective 11/11/11; WSR 10-12-062 (Order 10-137), § 232-28-621, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-035 (Order 09-133), § 232-28-621, filed 7/8/09, effective 8/8/09; WSR 08-15-002 (Order 08-165), § 232-28-621, filed 7/3/08, effective 8/3/08; WSR 07-16-056, § 232-28-621, filed 7/26/07, effective 8/26/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-096 (Order 06-174), § 232-28-621, filed 7/31/06, effective 8/31/06; WSR 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), § 232-28-621, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-006 (Order 04-182), § 232-28-621, filed 7/22/04, effective 8/22/04; WSR 03-16-109 (Order 03-182), § 232-28-621, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; WSR 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), § 232-28-621, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; WSR 02-15-097 (Order 02-158), § 232-28-621, filed 7/16/02, effective 8/16/02; WSR 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), § 232-28-621, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; WSR 01-14-001 (Order 01-107), § 232-28-621, filed 6/21/01, effective 7/22/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), amended and recodified as § 232-28-621, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 00-01-103 (Order 99-215), § 220-56-191, filed 12/16/99, effective 1/16/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), § 220-56-191, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-56-191, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; WSR 98-06-031, § 220-56-191, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 75.12.040. WSR 97-18-035, § 220-56-191, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), § 220-56-191, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; WSR 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), § 220-56-191, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; WSR 94-14-069, § 220-56-191, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; WSR 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), § 220-56-191, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93.]



PDF220-313-070

Coastal salmonSaltwater seasons and daily limits.

It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken by angling for personal use except from the following coastal areas, during the following seasons, in the quantities and the sizes provided for in WAC 220-313-010, and for the species designated in this section. An area is open when a daily limit is provided:
(1) Willapa Bay (Catch Record Card Area 2-1):
(a) Open concurrent with Area 2 as specified in WAC 220-313-075; otherwise closed, except as described in (b) of this subsection.
(b) Open August 1 through January 31:
(i) Daily limit 6 salmon; up to 2 may be adult salmon.
(ii) Release wild Chinook.
(iii) Beginning August 1, the Willapa Bay Control Zone is open. The Willapa Bay Control Zone area is defined as waters east of a line drawn from Leadbetter Point (46°39.20'N, 124°3.516'W) due west to 46°39.20'N, 124°5.3'W then due north to the westerly most landfall on Cape Shoalwater (46°44.66'N, 124°5.3'W) and west from a line drawn from Leadbetter Point (46°39.20'N, 124°3.516'W) through green marker 11 to landfall.
(iv) Anglers in possession of a valid two-pole endorsement may use up to two lines while fishing.
(v) Waters north of a line from Toke Point channel marker 3 easterly through Willapa Harbor channel marker 13 (green) then, northeasterly to the power transmission pole located at 46°43.19'N, 123°50.83'W are closed August 1 through September 30.
(2) Grays Harbor (Catch Record Card Area 2-2 east of the Buoy 13 line):
(a) Humptulips North Bay Fishery is defined as northerly of a line running from the south end of the eastern jetty at Ocean Shores Marina, then to a fishing boundary marker on Sand Island (46°57.52'N, 124°03.36'W) then to the Tripod Station located at 46°59.12'N, 124°00.72'W on Brackenridge Bluff.
(i) May 1 through July 31: Closed.
(ii) Open August 1 through September 15:
(A) Daily limit 1 salmon.
(B) Release wild Chinook and wild coho.
(b) East Grays Harbor Fishery is defined as easterly of a projected line from the mouth of Johns River (Highway 105 bridge) to the Tripod Station on Brackenridge Bluff (46°59.12'N, 124°00.72'W) through channel marker 27 (green).
(i) Open September 23 through November 30:
(A) Daily limit 1 salmon.
(B) Release Chinook.
(ii) Waters south of a line running from the south end of the eastern jetty at Ocean Shores Marina to the fishing boundary marker on Sand Island (46°57.52'N, 124°03.36'W) to the Tripod Station on Brackenridge Bluff (46°59.12'N, 124°00.72'W) and waters west of a line running from the Tripod Station on Brackenridge Bluff (46°59.12'N, 124°00.72'W) through channel marker 27 (green) to the mouth of Johns River (Highway 105 Bridge): Closed.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, the Westport Boat Basin and Ocean Shores Boat Basin are open only August 16 through January 31:
(i) Daily limit 6 salmon; up to 4 may be adult salmon.
(ii) Release Chinook.
(iii) Night closure and anti-snagging rule in effect.
(3) Grays Harbor (Catch Record Card Area 2-2 west of the Buoy 13 line): Open concurrent with Area 2 as specified in WAC 220-313-075.
(4) A violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160, unless the person has harvested salmon. If the person has harvested salmon, the violation is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degreePenalty, unless the salmon are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degreePenaltyCriminal wildlife penalty assessment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-22-101 (Order 20-242), § 220-313-070, filed 11/3/20, effective 12/4/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-14-052 (Order 20-97), § 220-313-070, filed 6/25/20, effective 7/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 19-15-050 (Order 19-139), § 220-313-070, filed 7/12/19, effective 8/12/19; WSR 18-15-065 (Order 18-163), § 220-313-070, filed 7/16/18, effective 8/16/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-19-009 (Order 17-230), § 220-313-070, filed 9/7/17, effective 10/8/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), amended and recodified as § 220-313-070, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17; WSR 16-14-038 (Order 16-158), § 232-28-620, filed 6/28/16, effective 7/29/16; WSR 15-13-081 (Order 15-177), § 232-28-620, filed 6/12/15, effective 7/13/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-16-027 (Order 14-185), § 232-28-620, filed 7/25/14, effective 8/25/14; WSR 13-20-021 (Order 13-210), § 232-28-620, filed 9/23/13, effective 10/24/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-18-006 (Order 12-190), § 232-28-620, filed 8/23/12, effective 9/23/12; WSR 11-21-038 (Order 11-273), § 232-28-620, filed 10/11/11, effective 11/11/11; WSR 10-12-061 (Order 09-108), § 232-28-620, filed 5/27/10, effective 6/27/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047 and 77.04.020. WSR 09-15-035 (Order 09-133), § 232-28-620, filed 7/8/09, effective 8/8/09; WSR 08-15-002 (Order 08-165), § 232-28-620, filed 7/3/08, effective 8/3/08; WSR 07-16-056, § 232-28-620, filed 7/26/07, effective 8/26/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-16-096 (Order 06-174), § 232-28-620, filed 7/31/06, effective 8/31/06; WSR 05-17-007 (Order 05-168), § 232-28-620, filed 8/3/05, effective 9/3/05; WSR 04-16-006 (Order 04-182), § 232-28-620, filed 7/22/04, effective 8/22/04; WSR 03-16-109 (Order 03-182), § 232-28-620, filed 8/6/03, effective 9/6/03; WSR 02-15-097 (Order 02-158), § 232-28-620, filed 7/16/02, effective 8/16/02; WSR 01-14-001 (Order 01-107), § 232-28-620, filed 6/21/01, effective 7/22/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), amended and recodified as § 232-28-620, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080 and 77.12.040. WSR 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), § 220-56-190, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; WSR 98-15-081 (Order 98-122), § 220-56-190, filed 7/15/98, effective 8/15/98; WSR 97-18-035, § 220-56-190, filed 8/27/97, effective 9/27/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), § 220-56-190, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; WSR 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), § 220-56-190, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; WSR 94-14-069, § 220-56-190, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; WSR 93-14-043 (Order 93-36), § 220-56-190, filed 6/29/93, effective 7/30/93; WSR 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), § 220-56-190, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; WSR 90-06-026, § 220-56-190, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; WSR 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), § 220-56-190, filed 3/16/89; WSR 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), § 220-56-190, filed 4/21/87; WSR 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), § 220-56-190, filed 4/9/86; WSR 85-09-017 (Order 85-20), § 220-56-190, filed 4/9/85; WSR 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), § 220-56-190, filed 4/11/84; WSR 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), § 220-56-190, filed 3/17/83; WSR 82-13-040 (Order 82-61), § 220-56-190, filed 6/9/82; WSR 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), § 220-56-190, filed 3/18/82; WSR 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-190, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-064.]



PDF220-313-075

Pacific Ocean SalmonSeasonsClosed Areas.

(1) It is unlawful to take, fish for, or possess salmon taken for personal use in Pacific Ocean waters except as provided for in this section:
(a) Marine Area 1: Closed except as provided by emergency rule. Closed in the Columbia River Control Zone during all open periods. See WAC 220-306-040.
(b) Marine Area 2: Closed except as provided by emergency rule. Closed in the Grays Harbor Control Zone, unless provided by emergency rule. See WAC 220-306-030.
(c) Marine Area 3: Closed except as provided by emergency rule.
(d) Marine Area 4: Closed except as provided by emergency rule. Closed in Marine Area 4 waters south of a line from Kydaka Point to Shipwreck Point.
(2) A violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160, unless the person has harvested salmon. If the person has harvested salmon, the violation is punishable under RCW 77.15.380 Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degreePenalty, unless the salmon are taken in the amounts or manner to constitute a violation of RCW 77.15.370 Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degreePenaltyCriminal wildlife penalty assessment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 20-22-101 (Order 20-242), § 220-313-075, filed 11/3/20, effective 12/4/20.]



PDF220-313-080

Atlantic salmon.

It is unlawful to fish for or possess Atlantic salmon except as provided in this section.
(1) There is no minimum size limit for Atlantic salmon taken from anadromous water, and no daily or possession limit.
(2) Atlantic salmon may be taken from all anadromous waters open to trout fishing under Title 77 RCW except marine waters that are not open to salmon fishing under this title, and may be taken from all anadromous waters open to salmon fishing for salmon other than Atlantic salmon.
(3) Once the daily limit of salmon other than Atlantic salmon has been retained, it is unlawful to continue to fish for Atlantic salmon or salmon other than Atlantic salmon.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-313-080, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040 and 75.08.080. WSR 98-06-031, § 220-56-262, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98.]



PDF220-313-090

Salmon eggs—Unlawful acts.

It shall be unlawful to remove eggs from any salmon for the purpose of using or preserving them for bait without retaining the carcass of the fish from which they were removed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-313-090, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-220, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]