Today I went fishing and launched in Port Angeles. Before going fishing I checked limits and checked the WDFW app map which showed Area 6 still had a two fish daily limit. By the time I got home the app still said two fish limit but an Emergency Order had been released by WDFW lowering the Area 6 limit to 1 fish effective immediately. Luckily we only had two fish on the boat today.
February 28, 2019
WDFW reduces daily catch limit to 1 salmon in Marine Area 6 Action: Reduces the daily limit for salmon to one fish in Marine Area 6 (east Juan de Fuca Strait).
The 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet erroneously states that anglers can keep two salmon daily.
Effective date: Immediately.
Species affected: Salmon.
Location: Marine Area 6 (east Juan de Fuca Strait).
Reason for action: This corrects an error in the 2018-19 Washington Sportfishing Rules pamphlet. These regulations were agreed to with co-managers during the annual North of Falcon salmon season-setting process.
State fishery managers set the daily salmon limit at one fish to meet conservation objectives and increase the likelihood the winter fishery would remain open for the entire season.
Additional information: Anglers are reminded to release wild coho and wild chinook.
Information contact: David Stormer, Puget Sound recreational salmon manager, 360-902-0058; Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, 360-902-2807.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW “Fishing in Washington” rules pamphlet 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.