Area 11 To Reopen For Salmon Fishing From Boats 7 Days A Week

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EMERGENCY RULE-CHANGE NOTICE FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

Action: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) will reopen to boat angling for salmon seven days per week.

AREA 11 WILL REOPEN FOR SEVEN-DAY-A-WEEK SALMON FISHING STARTING TUESDAY, JULY 31. BRIAN JOHNSON CAUGHT THIS BEEFY ONE OFF TACOMA’S POINT DEFIANCE A COUPLE SEASONS BACK. (YO-ZURI PHOTO CONTEST)

Salmon fishing is also open daily in Marine Area 11 from fishing piers and shorelines.

Effective date: 12 a.m. Tuesday, July 31.

Species affected: Salmon.

Location: Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island).

Reason for action: The fishery was closed to boat anglers Tuesdays through Thursdays to allow the fishery to extend later into the season. Sufficient quota is available to reopen Marine Area 11 to salmon fishing from a boat 7 days per week.

Additional information: For specific regulations, anglers should consult the 2018-19 Washington Sports Fishing Rules pamphlet available online at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/.

Anglers can check WDFW’s website at https: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/reports_plants.html for the latest information on marine areas that are managed to a quota or guideline.

Information contact: David Stormer, (360) 902-0058; or Mark Baltzell, Puget Sound salmon manager, (360) 902-2807

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