Marine Area 11 winter salmon season to open Sundays through Wednesdays only beginning Nov. 1

Lots of angling pressure on the MA11 opener

Oct. 26, 2022

Marine Area 11 winter salmon season to open Sundays through Wednesdays only beginning Nov. 1

Action: Limits days of the week open for salmon fishing to Sunday through Wednesday each week (closed to salmon fishing Thursdays through Saturdays)

Effective dates: Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2022

Species affected: Salmon

Location: Marine Area 11 from north tip of Vashon Island to the northernmost Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Reason for action: The Marine Area 11 winter Chinook salmon fishery is scheduled to open Nov. 1, with a total encounter limit of 1,093, an unmarked encounter limit of 256, and a sublegal encounter limit of 732 Chinook salmon. A reduction in open days was agreed to by WDFW, the Puget Sound Recreational Fishery Advisors, and representatives of the Marine Area 11 community to extend the season as long as possible. The winter Chinook salmon season is scheduled to close Dec. 31.

Information contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet (http://maillists.dfw.wa.gov/t/836672/9401563/16/139/ )for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.