Pink salmon limit increased in Marine Area 11 Sep 2023

Chrome bright pink salmon from the Puget Sound

Action: Changes salmon retention to include two (2) additional pink salmon.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma/Vashon).

Effective Dates:  Immediately, through Sept. 30, 2023

Specific Locations and Rules:  

  • Marine Area 11, except year-round piers listed below: Salmon daily limit is two (2) plus two (2) additional pink salmon. No minimum size.  Release Chinook and chum.
  • Year-round piers – Des Moines Pier, Les Davis Pier, Point Defiance Boathouse Dock: Salmon daily limit is two (2) including no more than one (1) Chinook, plus two (2) additional pink salmon. Release chum. 

Reason for action: The current run size estimate for Puget Sound pink salmon shows the return coming in above forecast, allowing for additional pink salmon retention in these Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries. 

Additional Information:  This rule change does not affect Marine Area 11 October salmon seasons. See the 2023-24 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet for details.

Waters surrounding Dash Point Pier are open to food fish and shellfish harvest under Marine Area 11 rules (including rules in this Fishing Rule Change).

Information contact: Fish Program, 360-902-2700

4 Replies to “Pink salmon limit increased in Marine Area 11 Sep 2023”

  1. Hi Kyle,
    My fishing bubby and I would like to talk to you. We are trying to lean the fishing out here. My wife wants salmon lol

  2. Dude! Thank you so much for taking the time to share info. And the way you deliver the content could make a dead man want to get out there for sure. Totally upbeat, super informative to point a new saltwater salmon angler in the right direction. I hope to see you out there. The salt can be a little overwhelming as I have fished the rivers all my life. I know they are out there. My home water is area 13 as I reside in Steilacoom. I love seeing your video content. Thank you again! Maybe I can talk you into giving centerpin steelies a try this winter! Thanks Bro.!

    1. Wow, thanks for reaching out man. My home area is also MA11 and 13 as I’m in Puyallup. I also started fishing the rivers for salmon and steelhead, and I can tell you fishing saltwater is easier in most places! MA13 in the late summer can be some of the toughest! You definitely can get me to go centerpin steelhead fishing with you, lol! But my guy, where do we go these days? So little opportunity! I do have a few spots, but man is it getting skinny out there! I also, don’t have much confidence the 2023-2024 season is going to be better for winter steelhead in Western WA…

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